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Archway School

Stroud District Ambitions Day 

The whole of year 9 attended a very successful ambitions careers event recently at Stratford Park Leisure Centre. 

The aims were to allow the students to start making decisions about their future, to raise awareness of different employment sectors and the range of different job roles within organisations, and to discover the particular skills, personal qualities and abilities needed for certain jobs. This was to allow them to identify a link between course choices and employment before making their option choices.

     More than 70 different employers, universities, colleges, training providers and other organisations attended. There was an opportunity to return in the evening to obtain more information.All students participated in five interactive workshops with employers in sectors such as Armed Forces, Media, Catering, Leisure and Tourism and Education.

     Overall it was a very successful event with comments being made by students such as:

“That was amazing, now I know what I want to do”

“I never knew there was so much choice”

“I am going to come back tonight with my parents”