Week commencing 2nd March was National Careers Week and here at Culcheth High School we held numerous activities to support and promote this with our students. Our aim was to provide our students with access to information on a wide range of careers available to them and qualifications and pathways needed to succeed in each career.

Year 7 were challenged to find out who works at Culcheth High School apart from Teachers? We received some great responses including; Facilities Manager, Finance Assistant and Personnel Officer.

Year 8 did an anagram challenge to help raise awareness of the vast range of jobs/careers which exist e.g. oceanographer, buyer and radiographer.

Year 9 were asked to link school subjects to the world of work and list as many jobs as possible to a particular subject e.g. History – Museum Curator, National Trust Executive, Lawyer, Archivist, Historical Tour Guide, Historian, Archaeologist.

These competitions were arranged by our Careers Adviser, Mrs Morris to help students think about the many different roles in organisations and how what we do in school links to the world of work.

A select group of Year 9 students received a visit from various staff members from the groceries industry. They were informed of the various career pathways available in the industry and of the knowledge and skills required for each. All students in attendance demonstrated impeccable behaviour on the day and were praised by all external visitors.

Year 10 visited “Skills North West” at Event City in Manchester. They were treated to chocolate tasting, five-a-side football and the chance to go on a race horse simulator! The idea was to raise awareness of different career sectors and to find out about college and apprenticeship opportunities.

Year 11 students were involved in a careers carousel involving ex-students of Culcheth High returning to inform them of their chosen career pathway and how they established themselves as successful professionals. A photograph of one of the sessions is attached. A special thank you from Miss Martin and the Year 11 team goes out to all volunteers who attended on the day for giving up their valuable time to work with Year 11.