National Careers Week 2023

National Careers Week 2023 was celebrated across the Foundation, where different organisations came to talk about work related opportunities in a variety of sectors.

Last week schools across the Foundation celebrated National Careers Week 2023. Various businesses came in to deliver talks and workshops and students and members had a lovely time learning about work-related opportunities.

Businesses included:

Newcastle Aviation Academy

North East Ambulance Service


Jesmond Community Orchard

Discovery Museum


And many more.

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The week began with a talk from North East Ambulance Service, a visit from an anaesthetist and a visit from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service. Children at Northern Counties School enjoyed identifying body parts and having a look at the fire engine and the various tools fire fighters use.

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Visits continued throughout the week. With local businesses such as Georgina’s Ceramics hosting a ceramics workshop, Liberdade at Gosforth Civic Centre putting on a dance workshop, and Jesmond Orchard providing sunflower seeds for students to plant.

Businesses also visited Percy Hedley School and Hedley’s College during the week.

Discovery Museum held an interactive talk with students, even bringing in costumes.

And the week was rounded off with a visit from local business Magical Bubble Suds, where students and members got to play with bath bombs and learn about running your own business. As well as visits from Bellway Homes and finally Greggs, who brought in plenty of snacks.

Thank you to all the businesses who came in and hosted workshops and activities!

Feedback from businesses included:

“I found this to be a fabulous experience due to the effort determination and enthusiasm that each learner displayed. was a credit to Percy Headley Foundation and the dedication the support and care from the staff towards the learners was outstanding making the afternoon an excellent experience.”

“We have thoroughly enjoyed it and have all come away with a spring in our step thanks to the warm welcome from all the staff and students. We haven’t seen so many smiles from a group of brilliant people for a very long time.”


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