Who Dunit!

Who Dunit!

A fun challenge that will give students the chance to test and show some of the skills and qualities they’ve developed during school. For example communication, team work, resilience or problem solving. By testing these skills and qualities this will prepare them for the rest of their school years and working life.

Duration: 5 X 1 hour sessions (whole day event)

Method: In Person

Year Group(s): Year 7 to 13

Gatsby Benchmarks: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8.

CDI Framework: Grow, Explore, Manage, Create.

Room Requirements: 2 large rooms and up to 6/8 classrooms. An individual overview of the day will be provided.

By the end of the session students will:

  • Understand the Importance of following instructions and what can happen if you don’t (the consequences).
  • Understand what we mean by ‘stereotyping’ and why we should challenge it.
  • Be able to identify different types of body language, recognise their own and how to interpret other people’s.
  • Practice different communication methods (emails, text messages, social media, press releases) and understand why using them correctly is important.
  • When talking about things be able to provide good examples and back things up.
  • Take responsibility for an activity and show their leadership potential.
  • Work together as a team to coordinate activities, share information, pull together their conclusion, reach an agreed final decision and then practice their presentation skills.

97% of students who took part said they’ve learnt to work more effectively as part of a team.

92%  of students who took part said they have a better understanding of how they make decisions and then use evidence to back things up.

“A great day with the students who engaged in solving a crime based on a true story. It was great to see the students use their verbal and written communication skills. In addition there were some natural leaders within the groups and then it was helpful to see who the thinkers and problem solvers were. The students were keen to see if their skills had allowed them to reach the right conclusion and find the culprit who committed the crime.”

Eleanor Cameron, Careers and Quality Manager @ EBP South.

Employable Me

Introduction To Employable Me

This day is designed to help students understand what employers mean by “employability skills”. Students are often confused and unable to work out what they have to offer. On top of this they struggle to give good examples of how they’ve demonstrated these. By helping students to understand what employers are looking for this will improve their chances of getting a job, securing an apprenticeship, moving on to college and/or university.

Duration: 1 hour sessions (sessions depend on size of cohort)

Method: In Person or Virtual

Year Group(s): Year 7 to 9

Gatsby Benchmarks: 1, 3, 5

CDI Framework: Grow, Explore, Create, Big Picture.

Room Requirements: At least one hall/large room for all students. An individual plan will be shared. Please see Appendix 1 which is an example of how the sessions will run.

By the end of the sessions students will:

  • Have taken the opportunity to talk to and meet different employers.
  • Be able to describe what we mean by employability skills.
  • Hear from employers what and why they value these employability skills.
  • Be able to give real life examples of these employability skills so they can use them in their CV or in a job application.
  • Feel confident when talking about your employability skills.

 99% of students said they have a better idea of why employability skills are important.

 99% of students said they are now more aware of examples they can use to show/demonstrate their own employability skills.

“It was great to give students a much broader perspective and provide some practical applications on how to present themselves with employers. The world of work and range of jobs can be quite abstract.”

Jo Wright, Theatre Royal Winchester.

“A fantastic opportunity for students to build an awareness of the skills they need for employment and how to apply for jobs. I wish I had been able to discuss in this detail, what employers really look for when I was at school and thinking about careers.”

Stephen Webber, Henry Beaufort School.

Careers Inspiration Day

Careers Inspiration Day

This day is designed to give students the chance to see and try out a broad range of career options.

Duration: 5 X 1 hour sessions (whole day event)

Method: In Person

Year Group(s): Year 7 to 9

Gatsby Benchmarks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8.

CDI Framework: Explore, Manage, Create.

Room Requirements: At least one hall/large room for all students at beginning and end of day + up to 6/8 classrooms depending on year group size.

By the end of the sessions students will:

  • Have developed a better understanding of the career choices available to them locally.
  • Have taken part in a number of practical activities that develop their employability skills.
  • Have explored different options and asked questions to employers which will help them with their own decision making.

97% said they’ve learnt about job types or careers that they didn’t know about before today.

81% said they have a better understanding of how workplaces are structured and the different roles people have.

“This type of event helps to show students that there are many opportunities for them in the workplace – and that they can think outside the box when it comes to the workplace.”

Gloria Vessey, Barrister.

“These events are important for students, as they can help to raise aspirations and open students’ eyes to the range of careers and career paths that exist. By engaging directly with those working in different sectors, students are able to gain a valuable insight into the experiences of those in different roles.”

R Colmer, Careers Leader @ Mayfield School.

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