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Year 8/ 9 Making Informed Decision Session
Every year, selected cohorts from Years 8 and 9 participate in our ‘Making Informed Decisions’ session. This year, the event ran on Monday 6th March, tying in with National Careers Week. The aim of the session was to provide these students with further guidance and support with their Options Process. Volunteers from local grocery companies attended and led the session helping students to identify their likes/dislikes and strengths/weaknesses helping them to narrow down subjects suitable for them to study further. The session was a great success and students say they now feel more confident that the choices they are making are the correct ones for them.

Year 11 CV and Interview Skills Workshop
We have recently developed strong links with local employers Vaultex; Vaultex attend school on two occasions each year to work with KS4 students on their CV and interview skills. Getting a strong CV is important for our KS4 students as they will all be utilising these when applying for college or apprenticeship courses and attending any necessary interviews. It is known that most local colleges now host interviews as part of the application process. Therefore, we offer the above sessions at varying points throughout the year to ensure our students are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a strong application and give a strong interview, helping to guarantee their place at their first choice establishment. The Year 10 session will follow during Activities Week in June.

RAF AIR Cadets Assembly for Y8/9
Cadet Sergeant Madison Cromwell led assemblies for our Year 8 and 9 students on the benefits of joining the RAF Air Cadets. Coming from a current Year 11 student to two whole year groups, this was no easy task. Madison did a great job in inspiring our students to take on extra-curricular activities from an early age to help boost their range of knowledge, skills and experience, helping to build their future CVs. We look forward to seeing the impact this assembly has on the activities our students complete outside of school.

Year 11 National Citizens Service Assembly
Volunteers from Warrington Youth Club delivered an assembly to our Year 11 students, introducing them to the many benefits of participating in the National Citizens Service programme this summer. This has hopefully inspired many of our students to sign up and do something fun, exciting and beneficial with their extended summer break after their GCSE exams.

STEM and Next Steps Careers Fair
Thursday 9th March saw us host our annual STEM and Next Steps Careers Fair. Students from all year groups were welcome to attend at varying points of the day, with Years 8, 9 and 10 given specific hours to attend and each were provided with a quiz based on the companies attending on the day. All students who attended have now gained a key insight into the options available to them once they leave Culcheth High School and the expectations on them to succeed once there. They also now have a better understanding of the workplace and the expectations placed upon employees. Culcheth High School would like to extend its thanks again to all those in attendance on the day and for their continued support with our CEIAG programme.

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