All year 9 were involved in the careers day which involved them participating in three workshops; the tetrahedron a team building activity, impress the employer about how to write positively about our qualities and skills and swimming with sharks a decision making activity. The workshops were provided by Ideas4careers funded by Ashfield District Council. In the afternoon students also had the opportunity to meet local employers from NHS, Warburtons and J Tomlinson’s as well as college providers from West Notts College, Confetti and Nottingham Colleges. In the evening the parents of selected students were invited to meet with the local employers and colleges to discuss their child’s options. Whilst parents were few in number, all said the event had provided them with a focus to discuss their child’s future with them and was useful.
The Hucknall Sixth Form Centre (HSFC) was delighted to welcome our MP, Mark Spencer, with his colleague, local councillor Phil Rostance to come and speak to our Year 12 students for an enrichment session.
Mr Spencer started by speaking about his journey into politics and made sure that students felt that they were able to ask him questions and that they would have a say in how the session ran.
After speaking for a short while on how he became an MP and why he chose the Conservative party, and also about issues that he felt were currently in the news locally, Mr Spencer opened the floor to questions from students.
Featuring students from The Holgate Academy