Students look to Bright Futures….

Students aim for Bright Futures during careers day

Stamford students navigated the world of employment this week during a visit from careers group, Bright Futures.

The day saw students learn how to present themselves to potential employers, as well as engaging in quizzes, novel activities, and construction and trading challenges; reinforcing the importance teamwork plays in business and the economy.

At Stamford Welland Academy, we are in the transition of moving from a two year GCSE to a three year GCSE, allowing students to gain more depth and breadth in their subjects. Therefore, this was the first time that Year 8 students had been involved in the process of choosing their GCSE options.

Sue Lomas, Head of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education at Stamford Welland Academy, stated: “The students really seemed to engage with the activities, and came away knowing a lot more about the world of employment.

“At Stamford Welland Academy we recognise that employers are looking for more than just good academic qualifications. Time management, communication skills and team working are also those crucial skills that are needed in the working world.”

Working with a network of schools, university students, graduates and employers, Bright Futures is a career-focused group; linking students from across the country with industry leading employers.

Many thanks to Sue Lomas and Bright Futures for giving our students this wonderful opportunity.

Read the full article in The Stamford Mercury here