Careers week at Friskney All Saints

The vision of LAAT (Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust) is to promote growth and prosperity amongst their family of schools and to help them develop relationships with external groups that help benefit each student’s education. Last week at Friskney All Saints C of E Primary the children took part in Careers and Aspirations week. The purpose of the week was to help raise awareness of the choices the children have regarding possible future careers – all in a fun and engaging way. 

Each day of the week, the pupils were introduced to a new career sector led by someone that works in the field. On Monday the children were visited by the emergency services. Members of the police force and fire brigade took the time to explain what they do and answered any questions the students had for them. The children also got to have a go at using a fire hose as well as trying on police uniforms.

Tuesday saw the children receive a visit from the Academy Trust’s CEO Jackie Waters-Dewhurst. In an assembly, Jackie explained her journey to becoming a CEO and went through what is expected of her in her current position. Jackie gave the pupils key advice on how to get past setbacks and persevere in adversity. 

The children were all very excited on Wednesday morning to see a tractor arrive at the school. Students were given the opportunity to learn all about farming and even got to sit on the tractor.

Thursday was a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) based morning for the older children. They were fortunate to have a virtual visit with a Prosthetic limb engineer who spoke directly to the children about her work. The children were then set the challenge to design a prosthetic hand that can pick up a ball – difficult but highly enjoyable!

On the final day of the week, wheelchair athlete Liz Mcternan visited Friskney All Saints. The children took part in a range of sporting activities with everyone giving their all. At the end of the day, Liv gave an inspiration talk about persevering and not letting things hold you back.

The week was a big hit with the pupils of Friskney All Saints who were given a valuable insight into potential future careers and had a lot of fun along the way.