Year 5 Hopes and Dreams Day

The core purpose of the day is to inspire and to begin to raise an awareness of a range of different careers and explore study pathways. We have worked with a range of external organisations for the students to experience direct encounters with employers / employees alike.

Here are some quotes from the students…

“It was a fun way to think about what you want in your future”.

“Amazing day and it really helped me to think about what I could do in the future”.


Activities below give a flavour of the types of workshop we have included as part of the day.

NERAP (North East Raising Aspiration Partnership) – An organisation that works in partnership and on behalf of all of the North-East Universities – they facilitated a fun, interactive activity that outlined the benefits of higher education, focusing on the careers it can open up.

British Army – a variety of army equipment was brought in for the students to see / touch and try on. This included clothing / webbing / power suits / headsets etc. They also brought along a Land rover vehicle so that students could take a look inside.

Northumbria Police – A hands on and interactive session. The session explored separate roles within Northumbria Police.

Accenture (IT and technology company) – The team from Accenture outlined  who they are and what they do as a business. They will be brought mini robots for students to programme and test.

Northumberland College – A forensic science- activity gave the students  the opportunity to use fingerprinting equipment and find out more about how this is applied.

Environmental Agency interactive activities at the river where children learned first-hand about the river, river-life and environmental impact.

Osteopathy Unlimited  students learned about the skeleton and how to keep our bodies healthy.

Pathfinder Northeast – students developed their own mini CV profile, highlighting their strengths and achievements.