The Rowans Annual Careers fair and Careers Week
The Rowans Annual Carers Fair
The Rowans annual careers fair had the buzz and excitement we remember. We had a massive turnout of employers and providers eager to share their information and inspiration with our pupils. Providers included; Greenwich University, Princes Trust, National Citizen Service (NCS), Kent Police, North Kent and Hadlow College, Cats Protection, NHS Foundation Trust, ASK, MidKent College, Army, Nacro, Rochester Bridge Trust and Environ Construction. Pupils were engaged in their discussions with providers gaining the information they needed to learn about possible post 16 destinations whether it be at college in an apprenticeships or employment. Pupils also discussed future plans in higher education looking into prospects at university.
Lots of free goodies were on offer such as water bottles, pens and sweets to attract our pupils to provider stalls, all of which were greatly received.
Some very interesting conversations were had whilst pupils completed the Buzz quiz where they found out what animal they were matched to and what personality traits this described. Some were spot on and also linked to career sectors pupils had thought about pursuing. Tux, the school dog even looked into becoming a Police and Army dog!
It is always great to have this time, in school, to really focus on our pupils’ career aspirations and get to talk to leaders within these sectors.
Careers Week 2022
To celebrate National Careers week, this year, pupils from year 11 visited Canterbury Christ Church University to take part in careers workshops and have a 1:1 career interview to explore their future career ideas. Having this valuable time outside of school to really think about how they are going to achieve all that they dream of, or to have the chance to talk to an independent career advisor about some of their options if they are not quite sure, is beneficial to all pupils. Pupils attended workshops to help them with decision making and organisation skills and how to evidence this in an interview or on a job application. These practical skills will be very useful to all pupils in their future lives.
KS3 pupils explored their careers ideas in brainstorming and researching the options available to them in Mrs Martins lessons. Some great ideas and research carried out that could then be discussed as to what their individual next steps should be. Pupils benefited from time to think, chat and get advice from Mrs Martin our Career Leader early in their school journey.