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.