King Edward VI school invited Form the Future CIC, a Cambridge-based social enterprise, to host a ‘What’s My Line?’ event for their Year 8 students. This classic panel-show game was adapted so that smaller groups of students had the opportunity to quiz the volunteers and guess what their job is in a carousel format.
Over 200 students had the opportunity to meet volunteers from a diverse range of industries from electrical engineering to branding and marketing. The teams that correctly guessed the most job roles from each session won a small prize. The purpose of these types of events is to introduce young people to the different careers available to them and what skills and experience may be necessary to follow different pathways.
Beverley Tucker, Deputy Headteacher at King Edward VI School said:
“It was wonderful to see the students interacting with the employers in such a positive way. Introducing the world of work to students can’t start early enough in my view and the more students have an opportunity to consider the breadth of choices out there whilst all the doors are still open to them, the better they will understand and engage in their own education. These partnerships can only benefit education and ultimately the country’s workforce in the long term.“
The event provided a fantastic opportunity for Year 8s to take their first steps along the journey to employment by meeting business volunteers in an action-packed, investigative and competitive event.
Whether or not their team won, the students came away enthused and inspired, with many saying they had learnt a lot about the different job roles and industries.
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