Trip to College & School Leavers Careers Festival at NEC Birmingham

Bloxwich academy has once again proven in action its continuous effort in making students the “Best they can be”. On the 8th of November 2023, students from Bloxwich’s 6th form were picked to visit NEC in Birmingham for a national school & college leaver festival. 

This is hosted only once this year and some 6th formers had the opportunity to attend. It was indeed a lively and lovely festival with various universities displaying the courses they offer and the pathway to go with their knowledgeable staff, eager and prepared to give detailed information. Universities had their different stands which made it easier for students to walk around and inquire about their different field of interest.  

Careers and organisations present were Healthcare (NHS), Aviation (Tui, Ryan Air, Easy Jet), Army, Navy, Airforce, Britain horse riding society, Apprenticeship, Engineering schools, Manufacturing companies (Rolls Royce), and universities amongst others. 

6th formers and college students were eager to get information as fun games with prices were on offer like spinning the wheel for varieties of chocolates (from Nestle), sunglasses (Given by Tui), books and more. There was also opportunity to physically experience this field in a way as there was VR for skydiving and a chance to do some rock climbing from army and more, Horse riding, laser tag, ambulances, planes and more. 

Overall, it was a thrilling and educating experience for all the students as they were able to inquire and discover more about their field of interest.  

Moyin Adebanji (Y12 – student leadership team) 

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