Year 11 students at Woodham Academy took part in a Specialist Day, tailored to exploring many of the post 16 options on offer in the local area.
Students experienced a speed networking activity, organised and delivered through the Durham Works Programme.
They were able to take part in discussions with local businesses, education providers and Durham County Council.
The aim of the day was to give the students an insight into the different career paths available when they leave school, and they were able to demonstrate their communication skills, as well as conducting themselves in a professional and courteous manner.
Another session allowed students to gain an insight into college life, by exploring the courses on offer at New College Durham, Durham Sixth Form and Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form.
All students attended a virtual conference with Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form, where they were able to gain an understanding of the courses on offer and the application criteria.
“Woodham Academy is building its careers programme in to one which supports all of their students in their further education choices, by providing the widest range of experiences and information possible,” said the school.
“We continue to look for alternative and innovative ways to prepare the students for life after school in a continually changing environment.”