Students have had lots of opportunities in recent weeks to focus on their future career and education pathways – and have some very exciting opportunities to come. Year 13 students that are unsure about their future choices or have decided that university is definitely not for them have had a talk from the organisation Amazing Apprenticeships about how they can apply for high level apprenticeships, and the types of opportunities that are available for them.
Students from year 12 had a visit from the company 2fast2soon, who delivered a lesson on driving safety and avoiding the pressures of drink-driving and driving while texting. Young people are disproportionately more likely to be involved or killed in car accidents, and many may not be aware of the ramifications of dangerous driving. Many students are now starting to learn to drive, so the timing of the talk is particularly appropriate.
We are extremely fortunate to be hosting the amazing Titan 11, the mobile interactive technology truck from RS Components, on Thursday 31st January and Friday 1st February. The purpose of the new 35-tonne truck is to showcase technologies such as Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, robotics, the Internet of Things and thermal imaging. The truck is packed with even more of the latest technology including demonstrations of virtual reality and augmented reality to really bring innovation to life.