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Why are we thinking about this?

In conjunction with the iSPARKLE curriculum and North Star, we have been looking at ways for the children to investigate and experience ideas for their future careers. 

Thistley Hough Careers Day

Thistley Hough Academy https://www.thistleyhoughacademy.org.uk/  is one of our local high schools and Mrs Mikalauskas- Careers Lead- was delighted to receive an invitation from them to attend their Year 10 Careers Day. Mrs Greenhalgh, their Careers Advisor, invited Mrs M up to sit in on some of the sessions and view their new Careers Hub. It was great to see so many past pupils as well- especially Sibga Amin who was one of the guest speakers! Well done Sibga, Stoke Minster is very proud of you! We look forward to working with Thistley Hough again in the future.


North Staffs Engineering Group

As part of our careers development in school, we are excited to be working alongside NSEG. Recently, Mrs Mikalauskas had a very productive meeting with Zoe Lovatt (Apprenticeship / External Partnerships Coordinator). NSEG are based in Hanley and we are aiming to take our Careers Ambassadors for a visit to their control centre in the New Year as well as welcoming apprentices into school to talk to pupils about their career paths.

Young Engineers

Year 6 are taking part in the Primary Engineer Award during 2019-2020. The award challenges Primary and Secondary pupils to research engineering and interviewing inspiring engineers. It is a great opportunity to engage with real engineers that we already know-parents/carers/family members as well as participating in video conferences with engineers from all fields. So far we have video conferenced with Richard Browning- C.E.O of Gravity Industries https://gravity.co/ , Ryan Duff- Network Rail and Dawn Childs- Chief Engineer for Merlin Entertainment world-wide.

This is a fantastic opportunity to engage our pupils with real engineers who will convey the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and maths (STEM) in their daily lives. To complete the award, pupils will let their creativity run free and draw or write to answer the question, ‘If you were an engineer what would you do?’ This links very closely with Science

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