Year 5 Hopes and Dreams Day

Year 5 had a full day dedicated to thinking about their future careers and study pathways during the ‘Hopes and Dreams Day’ on 30th June 2017. The purpose of the day was to raise an awareness of a range of different careers.

This is the first year that we have trialled a full day of CEIAG (Careers education information and guidance) for our year 5 students and the day proved to be popular with the students.

Here are some quotes from the students…

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

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

“I enjoyed the police workshop and looking at all of their equipment.” Elliot

The event was supported by a range of organisations as outlined below.

  • 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.