The ACE team had the pleasure of speaking to a 200-strong group of children at Angel Road Junior School yesterday morning, to talk about career aspirations and future job opportunities. Although, to some, it may seem premature to be talking to children in years 3, 4 and 5 about what they might want to do when they grow up, research has proved that children form opinions about possible career routes and vocational options at a very early age. ACE, as part of the Norwich Opportunity Area initiative delivered by New Anglia LEP for the Department for Education, are currently delivering engaging and informative sessions in a number of junior schools around Norwich designed to get children thinking about their futures. At this morning’s session, we were joined by Andy of the Norfolk Constabulary, who talked about his career within the police. There were interactive and fun activities involving paper aeroplanes and a ‘higher or lower’ salary game to keep the session engaging, which were enjoyed by all. Feedback from both staff and pupils was very positive and we look forward to delivering the sessions to other schools in coming weeks.
We extend our warm thanks to Angel Road junior school – their well behaved pupils are a credit to them – and Andy for giving up his free time to inspire others. If you would like the opportunity to inspire a group of children by coming to talk about YOUR career choice, please call ACE on 01603 720308.
At the moment, our Training Centre is still open, and we intend to remain so for as long as safely possible. We are taking additional precautions to safeguard the health and well-being of our students, teaching staff and other employees:
We have increased the frequency with which we clean all our offices and are ensuring the cleaning standards are consistent with government advice. Students and staff are being encouraged to frequently hand wash and keep contact to a minimum.
We have restricted movement outside the training centre and have cancelled any non-essential meetings and visits.
We will try to keep learning disruption to our students to a minimum, even in the event of a partial closure of the Training Centre. Where possible, students will be provided with learning resources to continue their learning at home, with telephone or internet support provided, as appropriate. You will be advised of this as the situation develops and in line with updated Government policy and advice.
Above all, student and staff safety remain our top priority at all times. If in doubt of any of the above information, please call us.