Wednesday 16th February 2011 by C. Freeman
Year 9 students saw a dramatic presentation about career choices recently when educational trainers ImpAct Universal came to Brooke Weston. They gave an hour-long presentation on how career choices made at the age of 14 can affect the rest of students’ lives.
The show incorporated sketches that fast forwarded and flash-backed through the lives of three people; one who left school at 16, another who completed A Levels and a third who went on to higher education.
Mr Clasper, who organised the presentation, said: ‘The aim of the show was to highlight the skills that students should have and the qualifications, options and choices that they have leading up to GCSE and to A Level. It gave a positive message full of energy and humour but every few minutes they would stop and give a serious message about careers and qualifications. Our students got a lot out of it. It gave them information in a format that a 14-year-old can relate to. The more information they are given at this stage the better.’