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Future Me Day

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Future Me Day

Our latest Future Me day offered a wealth of new opportunities for our students, ranging from high profile speakers to careers advice and practical experiments.

Years 7-10 all had the chance to hear from Figen Murray OBE, the mother of Martyn Hett who was tragically killed during the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017. Figen now works relentlessly to raise awareness of the dangers of online radicalisation, and she shared her experience and what she’s learned since with our students who listened intently throughout, before asking their own questions on the topics she had covered.

Elsewhere, we had dozens of special guests and agencies spending the day with us to offer some unique workshops for our students.

Year 8 found out more about career paths into nursing and even got to take each other’s blood pressure as they learned about some of the roles and responsibilities involved in the job.

Year 9 students developed their job-seeking skills through the Barclays Life Skills programme – a workshop that covered everything from CV writing to interview techniques.

Other workshops throughout the day included topics such as ‘Not Going To Uni’, careers in STEM and engineering, healthy lifestyles, jobs in the military, jobs in the football sector and a session ran by Fix Up Academy on the dangers and benefits of social media.

Mrs Thandi, careers coordinator, said: “It has been an action-packed day at Stockport Academy and it has been brilliant once again to have such a varied programme of activities on offer for our students.

“We are really proud of how engaged our students were and I would like to thank everyone who has supported our latest Future Me Day, as these are so important for the development of the whole child and making life-long memories.”

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