The last week of Term 3 was “Careers Week” at Thomas Aveling.
The year 10s went out on their work experience placements and the rest of the school were reflecting on what the future might hold for them, what opportunities are out there and the skills they might need to develop to reach their goals. In form time students thought about jobs that no longer exist and why, then considered which jobs may not exist in the future and which may be in high demand. In assembly a number of members of staff talked about previous careers that they had before embarking on teaching giving students an insight into the many varied opportunities out there including working in dentistry, the armed forces, a chef, police officers, accountancy, PR and Marketing, sports therapy, interpreters and structural engineering. In all subjects students had the opportunity to undertake lessons that link their learning to careers including Engineering in Science, Product Designers in Design and Technology, Museum Curators in History, Choreographers in Dance, Set Designers in Drama, Interpreters in MFL, Website Developing/coding in IT and much more!