Inscape's STEAM careers day a huge success
Last weeks STEAM Careers Day hosted at Inscape House School proved to be a great success with attending students gaining plenty of insight and knowledge from speakers across the event. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths and the careers day aimed to expose students to a variety of careers, to jumpstart their thinking about their futures and also think about the core subjects and how they link to their future choices and careers.
The students had the opportunity to choose from a variety of presentations dependant on which area they were interested in. Speakers on the day included:
- Rav, our schools Enterprise Advisor from Digital Advantage
- Mike and Leanne, Surveyors from Eurogold
- Zionna a community midwife,
- Lee Young, Electrical Engineer and Project Manager from North West Trains
- Jac Savickas, Music Teacher and performer
- Joseph Connor, Accountants Technician
- Fiona Cassis from the Whitworth Art Gallery
- Mike Rusted, Project Manager and Engineer
- Shack Baker, Property Developer
- Richard Sawyers, Scientist.
We also had Steve and Oliver from Brunel Recruitment who delivered a workshop on how to make your CV stand out. Brunel have worked closely with Inscape's young people over the last two years, where they have participated in workshops in their offices in Manchester City Centre and explored what engineering looks like in the oil industry. Steve and Oliver will be coming back to Inscape next term to deliver an interviewing skills workshop where pupils will have the opportunity to attend mock interviews.
Richard Sawyer, a scientist with a very varied career stayed at the school for the entire day getting to know our young people. In the morning he worked with a class potting plants and, in the afternoon, supported a group of young people to develop our sensory garden, linking all this to science. After break he presented his career as a radiologist, using lots of prompts and activities which included spaghetti and marshmallows to bring science to life, making it interesting and tangible for our young people.
All our guest speakers made a massive impact on Inscape pupils, and everyone took something different away from the event, giving them hugely positive insight into their future careers and choices. We would like to thank all our guest speakers for their time and enthusiasm that they provided on the day and leading up to the event.