Sheffield Park Academy inspires students with first ever Aspiration Day
The future’s bright at Sheffield Park Academy, where it teamed up with universities and big business to stage its first ever ‘Aspiration Day’ last weekend.
The packed out event was opened with an inspiring talk from Master Cutler, David Grey and saw over 250 students and their families flock to the Academy to speak to a wide range of people, helping them to understand what can be expcted when seeking employment or a place in higher education.
Those attending had the chance to take part in a variety of activities and workshops, helping give them an idea of the opportunities available to them both in higher education and the workplace. Representatives from a range of Russell Group universities were in attendance, as well as a number or organisations who support the transition to higher education and apprenticeships/employment, with business sector represented by Santander, Boeing, Rolls Royce, Lloyds, Irwin Mitchell and Nabarro.
Headteacher Craig Dillon commented: "The main aim of the Aspiration Day was to make our young people aware of the possibilities available to them, whilst helping remove any potential barriers to aspiration and ambition – I am delighted to say the event was a great success and it was wonderful to see so many people in attendance. Here at Sheffield Park Academy, we have every confidence that children from our local community can achieve anything that they set their mind to. This is the first step in that journey.”