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National Careers Week 2021

This week is National Careers Week (1st – 6th March 2021) and the aim of it is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity in schools. Had we had a school full of students there would have been notice board displays, assemblies, tutor activities, company speakers etc being planned by the careers department across the week. Instead, we have implemented a covid-compliant variation of the programme which has included:- Year 10 and Year 11 parents and carer's being sent a Parents' Guide to National Careers - a copy of which can be found at 

 Across the week the SV Careers Department have been running a series of careers workshops for Year 8 made up of a selection of short videos from young people (aged 18-21) discussing their educational choices and giving Year 8s a chance to complete The Buzz Quiz (a personality questionnaire for teenagers which compares them to animals). We learnt that Mrs Davis (Head of Y8) is a Polarbear and according to the Buzz Quiz "Polar bears love working to uphold the rules" which we all agreed was a good personality trait for a head of year! If you would like to find out more about your personality the Buzz Quiz can be found at. All Year 10 and Year 11s 10 have received a guide produced for National Careers Week that focuses on The Hope Film. The Hope Film features young people of secondary and sixth form age discussing their thoughts about and hopes for the future. The film openly talks about feelings of hope, stress and worries for the future, and gives practical advice on how to deal with such things. The Hope Film can be also be found at

To support National Careers Week Severn Vale School has also subscribed to an online platform called The Medical Mavericks Academy for the next 12 months. In the Academy you watch interviews with a huge range of medical professionals to find out what they do and what actually goes on in a hospital. These resources are going to be used in lesson by the Science Department, Health and Social Care and Child Development, in addition we will be using them in careers and Futures Lessons. Parents and Carers will also be granted access to this resource - please look out for email about it.

Happy Careers Week! From Virginia, Ali and Nicky (Severn Vale Careers Team)