North Shore Academy

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred


27th Mar 2018


On Thursday 22 March, 2.30pm to 4pm North Shore opened its doors to almost 30 colleges, providers and businesses to promote and encourage students to start making decisions about their future career.

Through interactive activities, discussion and information students are now more aware of the next steps on their career journey.

The event was a great success with a bustling atmosphere from beginning to end.

A colleague from a college said;

'The students were great.Asked loads of relevant questions about courses and qualifications.We look forward to the next event.'

The Army, RAF and Navy were all there with many students interested in gathering information, particularly in Hospitality and Catering within the Navy.To find out more about joining the Navy within Hospitality follow this link:

Royal Navy Careers

Santander into Maths

Y9 students had the opportunity to work with colleagues from Santander. The visitors delivered a workshop called Futurewise based on innovation and future change.

Santander will be working with Y10 students next term on money issues and 'Workwise' preparing young people for the world of work.

Career Talks

Y7 have been experiencing real life examples of the world of work over the last two weeks. Visitors from local employers have been delivering presentations about their careers,the day-to-day business of their jobs and the training they had to undertake to get there.

Students have thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed sessions and have inundated visitors with questions.

Students have discovered the amount of different Engineering careers there are and heard first hand experiences of a Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer and Chemical Engineer. They even designed a bridge from straws; solving problems and working as a team.

They found out about the life of a PCSO, Painting and Decorating as a trade and the nitty-gritty of being a solicitor.

One student said,

'It was amazing. We got chance to make a bridge and see if it was strong enough to take cellotape. Ross made time for us and answered all of our questions. We learned a lot.'