As part of our inspiring curriculum we are passionate about adding enrichment opportunities for all our pupils. Alongside our '50 things', we are having careers days throughout the academic year. We feel these help broaden the children’s horizons, skills and thoughts about the future. Our careers talks have included a nurse, an engineer and the Chief Executive of our MAT with a banker, a hairdresser and the owner of a local manufacturing business to follow.
Mr Cunningham, Vice Chair of our LAC, visited us to talk to the children about different job opportunities within a bank. He explained savings and interest rates, loans and mortgages. The children were asked to choose between a £20 note and a £20 bag of coins. They realised how much £20 of coins would weigh in their pocket or purse!
On Monday 26th April 2021, we had a careers talk from Mrs Walker’s nephew who is an officer in the Royal Marines. He joined us via Teams to tell us about life as a Royal Marine Commando and why that was the career has he chosen. We learned all about the training that has to be completed to become a Royal Marine and what life is like on a daily basis. He was leaving the day after to embark on a 6 month tour on HMS Defender but for security purposes, he wasn’t able to tell us where he was going or what he was doing… but he did mention pirates! The children has prepared some fantastic questions such as:
“What is the food like on board the ship?”
“What do the badges on your uniform mean?”
“How long did it take to train to become an officer?”
“Who is your favourite Aunty?” Haha!
You could hear a pin drop in the classrooms whilst Jacob was talking and the children loved every minute! Jacob said that when he is back from his tour, he will come and visit our schools with some of his troop! We can’t wait!