Carr Manor Primary explores careers
It is a sad fact that by the age of 16 many young people have developed stereotypical views of what they can and can’t do when they eventually enter the world of work. As much as teachers and careers guidance professionals in secondary school and 6th forms work hard to raise aspirations and broaden their horizons, it can be difficult to shift perceptions that have developed from an early age.
One way in which Shine Careers has been helping to address this is through the delivery of a Year 6 programme to three primary schools in Leeds; Carr Manor Primary, St Chad’s C of E Primary (linked to Abbey Grange Academy) and Gateways School. We were delighted to be able to do this through our partnerships with the Carr Manor, Abbey Grange Academy and Gateways School.
The focus of the programme is on activities that encourage the pupils to explore and open up possibilities and ideas about the world of work and careers. Particular emphasis was placed on challenging the idea of jobs for boys and jobs for girls.
In Carr Manor and St Chad’s pupils from the high school were also involved in the programme, bringing learning and engagement across the two settings. Pupils enjoyed the sessions and said that they had learned something new and wanted to find out more.
We are planning to deliver the sessions again this year and will continue to refine and develop the content as we get more feedback from the pupils and school staff.
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