Year 9 students have been looking ahead as part of Highfields’ ‘Moving Forward’ event, which supports them in making the right course choices to achieve their future career dreams.
The event provides students with advice, guidance and inspiration, enabling them to make informed decisions about their subject choices for Years 10 and 11.
The day kicked off with a launch assembly, before two volunteers from Wolves Women FC - Manager, Daniel McNamara and Non Technical Development Coach, Nick Hitchman - inspired students with a motivational talk focused on the importance of working hard to achieve goals.
The pair, who are both in the RAF, were also joined on stage by the school’s Assistant Sixth Form Manager, Mr N Maxfield, a former Highfields student who is also the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Wolves Women FC.
Current Sixth Form students spoke about their course selection experiences, whilst the event also featured sessions on evaluating strengths, career options and revision skills.
Mr P Rose, Highfields’ Head of Middle School and Careers Leader, said: “Our motivational speakers gave an excellent talk about working hard to achieve your goals, and the importance of making the right decisions to succeed. They were really down-to-earth, relatable people, who struck a chord with our students.
“This ‘Moving Forward’ event kicks off the process of students making choices for the future and it aims to support them to make informed decisions, which will allow them to fulfil their career dreams.”
During the day, Highfields was also delighted to welcome undergraduates from Aston University Medical School, who talked to a selected group of 30 Year 9 students about pathways to healthcare.
All Year 9 students will sit school exams in February to aid the course choice process, before final subject selections are agreed in March.