School serves up selection of career choices

School serves up selection of career choices

5th November 2013


STUDENTS have been planning their futures at a special open evening addressing college and careers.

The North-East’s further and higher education and training providers set up shop at Darlington School of Mathematics and Science to help students consider their lives beyond the classroom.

Representatives from Carmel College, Darlington College, QE College, Cleveland College of Art & Design, Teesside University, Middlesbrough College, Bishop Auckland College, Houghall College and Askham Bryan College, the Army took part in the market place-style event.  The National Citizenship Service was also on hand to talk to young people about volunteering opportunities.

DSMS post-16 liaison and transition officer Sue Grant said: “Parents and pupils take a great deal from this annual event and it was great to see some of our ex-students come back to talk about their experiences once they had left school; this peer effect is really powerful.

“Modern education is tailored to young people to help them maximise life opportunities which means taking a very close look at their potential lives beyond their schooldays here at DSMS.”

Deputy head boy Liam Pape said the event had proved a great help to students. “We do get a lot of support, not only with our school work, but also with a variety of life experiences designed to set us up for the future.

“For instance, I want to be a Formula 1 journalist and I am allowed to edit the school magazine and manage our TV station. I have also had work experience with a freelance motoring journalist and it has all helped me appreciate my end goal and what I will have to do to achieve this.”

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