Last Thursday was Personal Development day at Studley High School.
Year 7 and 10 took part in the Raising Aspirations Event which aimed to give them an insight into the various careers and educational pathways available to them.
We had over 15 different organisations come in to support the event including colleges such as Bournville College, Warwickshire College, Newman College University and Heart of Worcester.
Also in attendance were various companies and government organisations, ranging from Rolls Royce, MacDonalds, Centralis, Warwickshire Police, Worcester NHS Trust, Midland Group Training Services, RAF, Shakespeare Hospice, Sitel Hotels, Ricor Engineering, Q Hotels, Bright Kids, Royal Shakespeare company, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Mills Pyatt, Allelys, Acorn Vets and the British Army.
Year 7 also had a fantastic day learning about sustainability and how to solve the problems facing an ever increasing population.
Year 8 learned about government and democracy which included them creating a political party and running a school vote. The Samaritans also came in to talk to students about the work they do.
Year 9 spent the day learning about personal risk. This was supported by James Tranter from Life Charity talking about relationships and misconceptions. There were also interactive sessions from Streetwise365 on personal safety and dealing with confrontation.
Year 10 took part in the Raising Aspirations Event and received help from Cunneen on how to construct a successful CV.
All students undertook first aid training under the guidance of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Year 10 also took part in a stress management workshop ran by the Warwickshire Primary Mental Health Team. And finally they also received lessons from John Squires, a member of the Warwickshire Road Safety Team’s Driving Ambitions Programme working to reduce fatalities and road accidents.