In September all our year 10 pupils attended an assembly hosted by East Midlands Airport. The purpose of the assembly was to launch a new exciting project 'Accelerating Confidence' The aim of the project is to inspire 10 young people with a view to raising their aspirations. The pupils will then get the opportunity to experience a new environment and work place and along the way will be learning and practicing new skills and gaining a greater self awareness of their own personal qualities whilst growing in confidence.
An added incentive for the project is that all the sessions will be filmed in order for the pupils progress to be tracked and fed back to them on an individual basis.
See photo below of some of the pupils, involved in the project, interviewing a pilot from Easy Jet!
A number of our year 11 pupils have been allocated a business mentor to support them in the lead up to their GCSE exams. We have mentors from large companies such as; Rolls Royce and British Gypsum. The role of the business mentor is to look at the pupils’ goals and aspirations and identify what action they need to take to take to assist in helping the pupils to achieve these.
The Farnborough Academy are involved in a school/business partnership initiative with British Gypsum. The partnership aids to help pupils understand what opportunities exist in the world of work and what qualifications and expertise they need to access them. We are vey lucky to have British Gypsum as our partner as they offer support with a wide range of activities including; careers fairs, pupil mentoring, work experience placements, STEM projects, delivery of workshops on our Bright Days and business in classrooms (see more details below)