National Careers Week
This week students at the Academy have been recognising National Careers Week. The week has been celebrated across the year groups with students taking part in a range of activities, discussions and assembly’s all designed to explore the different career pathways that are available to students upon leaving Fulwood Academy. Companies such as the TSB bank delivered financial awareness and careers sessions, Preston’s College delivered careers master classes and Mrs Callagher worked with students on employability skills and the labour market. To finish off the week students from year 10 finished third in a regional construction competition that consisted of 10 different schools.
Above: Paul Lester, Bank Manager, and his colleague Hannah from the Preston Branch of TSB delivered a workshop on Banking and Budgeting.
Paul told of how the pupils knowledge has improved:
'You’ll be pleased to know that the ‘Temperature check’ form averages of 80 handed back demonstrated that the children went from 3.7 up to 7.9 out of 10 when summarising their level of knowledge on the subject. A great result all round and I was very pleased with the participation levels. There were also some lovely comments from the children about what they would take away including: "I understand why people use a bank now" "I learnt about better ways to use my money" and "I'm going to budget my money to avoid overspending".
Thank you to Paul and Hannah for visiting the Academy and teaching the pupils the importance of budgeting and banking.
Above: Year 10 Students finishing 3rd in the regional Eric Wright construction competition at Preston College.
Above: Year 8 students improving their knowledge about the labour skills market and employability skills.
Left: All houses had assemblies looking at the changing jobs market and employability skills that employers look for in a candidate.