The week of 7th -11th March was National Careers Week with a focus on ‘get curious about careers’ and students at Durrington were given many opportunities to do just that. With visitors from a range of employers and further and higher education providers, there was something for everyone.
Each exhibition stand had activities to give students an insight into what studying or working with them would be like. The Worthing College sports team proved very popular with an exercise bike challenge, HMRC provided computer coding challenges and the Grand Hotel Brighton offered blind taste testing.
The careers team at Durrington were on hand each lunchtime with a job sector wheel which students spun to see what area it landed on. This was a great way to provoke a conversation about the various jobs available across a range of industries. In line with two of our KAPP values, students were invited to write down their dream job on an aspiration leaf and what they would need to do to get there on a perseverance water droplet.These were added to a plant and watering can image which provided a wonderful visual representation of not only what our students want to become but how they plan to get there. There were also tutor time activities and staff were encouraged to share their job pathways to encourage discussion.