St Mark’s Day 2019 – Careers Fair for our students

St Mark’s was buzzing today as the school filled with visitors arrivingto offer Careers talks and workshops to St Mark’s students.

Students from years 7 – 10 were all off timetable and instead followed a carousel of Careers-related activities. Year 7 students listened to Marine Engineer James describe the excitement of being involved in the construction of a 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier.

Others heard from Ian who talked about a career in Journalism and writing; some of our governors gave talks on careers from law to youth work.



There was fierce competition in the Conference Room where groups of students learnt about the Construction Course at Bath College – they were tasked with building the strongest bridge from a limited supply of paper and sellotape – the winners loaded their bridge with a whopping 520g weight before it toppled!


There was also a Careers Fair where students mingled and chatted to prospective employers learning about careers in the Armed Forces, Green Energy and Health & Fitness.

It was a hugely successful day and students really threw themselves into all the activities with gusto. Visitors praised the students and many of them have already asked to come back next year!

Reflecting on the day, one Year 9 student told me “I started the day thinking about wanting to work with animals, now I know the course that I could do at Lackham and what exams I need to get there – now it seems more real.”

We would like to thank all the visitors who so generously offered their time and expertise, and to our own Mrs Wiltshire and Miss Bartlett for a brilliantly organised day!