Careers Day at Ash Hill

The 1st of our careers days was launched on the 25th October 2018, designed to give our students an opportunity to look into various careers and enterprise options. 

We hosted an event for all year 8 students which was the “Rymans National Enterprise” competition in which students were challenged to design a product and present their idea in a Dragons Den style arena to a team of judges including Principal Mr Higgins and a councillor from Doncaster council.

A fabulous day was had by all resulting in the winning team of 4 being invited to Wembley arena to compete against 240 other schools.  We are really looking forward to this day!! 

We also collaborated with a local community project in Stainforth called S4ALL which is a fantastic local service.  We worked with a company called VIY (Volunteer It Yourself) which teams groups of tradespeople up with students and gives them the opportunity to learn a trade.  S4ALL created a project to rejuvenate the Pavilion on the sports field in which 15 students where given the opportunity to paint the outside of the building under the guidance of painters and decorators. The students worked really hard throughout the day and were welcomed and appreciated by the visiting town councillors who were thrilled with the work that the 15 students had put into the project over the course of the day.

We also had visitors from Sheffield University talking to a our students about what university life is like and how it is funded.  The 2 guests then joined a team of 6 other colleagues from Doncaster College, Eaton’s lighting, Doncaster Chamber of Commerce, and took part in a “speed dating” session in which they talked to the students about their careers and the opportunities they have been given, followed by Questions and Answers with the students.

Around school there was a whole host of lessons talking about finance and careers and trying to dispel some of the myths about Higher and Further Education. Year 7 students were involved in an enterprise project of their own, creating a range of Jazzy jotters to sell to their teachers in order to raise a profit for their teams.

The day was part of a co-ordinated programme of careers events which will take place throughout the year.