SATRO EDUCATION PROVIDER AWARD
On Wednesday 27th September, Mrs Thompson was presented with the SATRO Education Provider Award at the STEMX Awards 2017 event held at The Living Planet Centre in Woking, recognising the work St Peter’s does to inspire and encourage young people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) careers.
SATRO is an educational charity providing opportunities for young people to experience all aspects of the working world particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, fuelling their passion and enthusiasm for their future careers. The STEMX Awards celebrate the learning accomplishment of local young people in the world of STEM and alongside this, recognise the significant contribution made by educators, employers and volunteers, toward this achievement.
At the end of the summer term, our Year 10 students had their Careers Week, providing them with an opportunity to explore many different professions and career paths, and to develop their personal or transferrable skills participating in team-building activities and a Business Game.
Students were able to choose which businesses and organisations they would like to visit and speak to in school, to make their experiences relevant to their interest areas and aspirations. Student feedback showed that 100% of the students participating in the programme would recommend these activities to future Year 10s.
In the next few weeks, our Year 11 students will be working with their tutors to produce a CV and prepare for a practice interview in November with local business people. This will provide good preparation for those students who are applying for weekend and holiday jobs in the near future.
Year 9 students will be choosing their GCSE options early next year and will have plenty of opportunities to explore careers and different pathways to help them to make an informed choice about which subjects to choose. They will attend assemblies and students and parents will receive advice on how to ensure that students keep their options open.
Early next year, Year 8 students will learn about future routes – university, apprenticeships, college, and exploring career areas, and will be focusing particularly on their transferrable skills and how their individual ‘strengths’ match the job areas that they are interested in.