National Careers Week 2018 was as busy as ever, with over 1460 pupils getting involved in some way across the week.
Over 50 employers, colleges, universities and training providers worked with Malet Lambert to provide activities and educational workshops that would offer valuable careers and enterprise education.
Four year groups were invited into the hall to hear from ambassadors from PUSH, who deliver motivational talks about employability and the workforce.
Meanwhile, 56 aspiring engineers from Year 9 headed to Wilberforce College to explore their engineering workshops, and gain some hands-on experience from the tutors.
Year 7 were excited to try their hand at working the stock market with Bernie from Innovative Enterprise.
In groups, they were given a starting amount of £1500. They had to watch the stock market on the screen and use their judgement to know when to buy and sell shares at the front desk.
The winning teams both finished with over £90,000, which was an incredible feat in just over an hour!
Engaging Education set to work with Year 8 pupils on a design project.
They had to repurpose shipping containers to enable them to be used for something else within the community, submitting a design of their idea.
Pupils came up with some interesting concepts, including homeless shelters, pharmacies, animal rescue centres and soft play rooms.
Year 10 business studies pupils discussed the future of employment in the Humber region with visitors from The History Troupe.
It was an important insight into the changes to business and logistics in the area by 2050.
Year 9 settled down in the main hall for an activity with Young Enterprise, where they were exploring their enterprise skills by coming up with a new business idea.
Outside of school, 28 girls headed to the Guildhall in Hull to celebrate Women in Manufacturing and Engineering, an event designed to encourage young women to aspire for jobs in this career area.
In school, Years 9, 10, and 11 were exploring the Career’s Fair in the sports hall, talking to employers, training providers and colleges, discussing their potential future careers.
Year 9 discussed their futures in more detail with the University of Hull and Performance in Education (PIE) as part of a project called Steps to Success.
PIE performed a short piece of comedy drama to start with, looking at routes in education after Year 11. Afterwards, pupils discussed what they had seen in more depth with the presenters and each other.
The aim of the project is to widen participation in higher education.
A heartfelt thanks to everyone who has taken part in National Careers Week provision at Malet Lambert, and assisted us in creating a timetable of engaging activities with a huge amount of variety.