Swanlea School Aspire Week 2023
Aspire Week involves a full range of activities and engaging events, which encourage our students to adopt the Swanlea values of ‘Respect’ , ‘Aspire’ and ‘Achieve’ with enthusiasm.
Each day is dedicated to cultivating aspirations and informing students about future opportunities within the world of work and education.
Aspire Week 2023 began on the 6th March and students participated in a series of events that introduced them to exciting career paths, impressive qualifications, skills for industry and more.
On Monday 6th March MP Rushanara Ali spent time with A Level politics students. Year 7 pupils met with representatives from Deloitte who spoke to them about household budgeting.
Virtual work experience took place on Tuesday 7th March and Year 9 students met with representatives from the National Grid. Our Year 10 students also received advice and guidance about qualifications that are available at the national college for digital skills, Ada College.
On Wednesday 9th March, Year 8 students took part in a Skills to Success workshop with The Switch, education charity that helps young people fulfil their potential and Ada college returned with more information about digital qualifications.
Numerous organisations, ranging from the London Fire Brigade, to J.P Morgan and from SOAS University to UCL attended the highlight of our Aspire Week, our careers fair on Thursday 10th March. Students in every year group were able to engage in the activities that took place both in and outside school.
There was a trip to the Old Bailey on Friday 11th March. The second-largest professional services network in the world, Pricewaterhouse Coopers visited Swanlea School on the last day of Aspire Week and Accenture Careers came to speak to our Year 10 students.