By Alysia, Year 7
The National Careers Bus is where advisors and careers staff come into schools and colleges and ask you what you like and what you want to be. I spoke to several of the people who worked there and they told us a bit about them.
They said everything you like is not always best for you, for example wanting to be a swimmer does not mean you are going to be in the Olympics. So things that you like cannot always be important to you. They said, “You don’t always want to do what you thought you did when you were little, you can achieve anything if you believe in yourself.”
There are activities you can do to you can see what you are good at. You may also learn something you didn’t know about yourself before and enjoy doing it so when you grow up you pick it in GCSE. There are leaflets all over the bus and people just giving you their opinions on what they think you may enjoy as a job.
Pupils will be going in and out all day and asking lots of questions to see if they know what they want do. They also go into other school and universities and see if people know what to do. If people make mistakes in their life there is no going back and you are stuck with that for the rest of your life. Say you worked as a finance manager but then wanted to be a doctor you would not have the right qualifications.
These are helping you achieve this by helping you decide what you would like to do when you grow up.
Now I know what I would like to do when I grow up and why I want to do them. I would not like to make mistakes I want to live my life the best I can by having a good job, good home, good friends and an amazing family.