Kidderminster Students Experience Enterprise and Futures Fortnight

As the end of the academic year approaches students at Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form Centre in Kidderminster were given the opportunity to experience two-weeks off curriculum via an Enterprise and Futures Fortnight.

Focussing on a range of activities, site development events, crafts and skills to support students’ educational journeys and potential future careers, senior students considered the skills and attributes used by the police, town planners, designers, writers and the linguistic skills of specialists. Parents joined Year 7 and 8 students as they undertook an orienteering activity through the Wyre Forest, centred on the people skills that support an effective transition into the world of work, whilst Year 10 and Year 12 students entered the world of work for a week’s work experience before returning to school to join other senior students in the Futures Fortnight.

Primary students completed their own assortment of enterprise projects including themed trinkets, commonwealth badges and flags, periscopes and war medals which were then sold to other primary students at an Enterprise Fair held on Friday 8th July.

Headteacher Pamela Leek-Wright said: “The Enterprise and Futures Fortnight has been wonderful, encouraging and in keeping with the school’s mission to inspire and challenge young people to become lifelong learners who are inquiring, knowledgeable, respectful and compassionate, and significantly active participants in their own education.

“Our ‘Careers Fair’ featured several local employers, and it was extremely gratifying to see students engaged and involved in all the activities and opportunities presented, and throughout the two weeks to see them inspired and brimming with ideas of what they might aspire to do in the future."