Campus Explorers

Campus
Some year 5 students got the opportunity to take part in Campus Explorers. In this activity students got the chance to take part in a virtual tour of the campus of Newcastle University through an interactive map. Throughout their journey through the campus they got the chance to play fun, educational games and activities.

 

IMG_20170517_082014910This activity contributes towards our
Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme and introduces the concept of Higher Education.

All year 6 students are taking part in Raising Aspirations workshops with the outreach team later this week.

7H visit Piramal Healthcare

7H at PiramilStudents in 7H have been learning more about careers in the STEM sector, by visiting local pharmaceutical company Piramal Healthcare.During their afternoon visit, the students received an introductory talk about the company before visiting the Quality Control labs, trying their hand at paper chromatography and seeing how an electron microscope works.

 

Speaking after the visit, Ellie Cape in 7H said: “It was a really good experience as we got to do a range of experiments using equipment that isn’t available in school. I also enjoyed the tour of the site”.

A big thank you to Dr Paul Nott and his colleagues at Piramal for hosting the series of visits visits for all classes. 7C have already been on this visit but 7T, 7R & 7Y will visit Piramal on 2nd or 9th of July.

Campus Explorers

5H and 5I got the opportunity to take part in Campus Explorers.

In this activity students got the chance to take part in a virtual tour of the campus of Newcastle University through an interactive map. Throughout their journey through the campus they got the chance to play fun, educational games and activities.

Oliver Barrass from 5H liked Campuslearning about all of the different sports clubs and societies at the University and Aria Donaldson in 5I liked finding out about the wide range of courses on offer at University and was particularly interested in all of the options within the School of Creative Arts.

This activity contributes towards our Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme and introduces the concept of Higher Education.

5B and 5C took part Campus Explorers in April.

Careers Afternoon

On Wednesday 3 June Chantry hosted our first careers fair for the entire school. We attracted 21 visitors to run workshops for all year groups. We were delighted that 6 of our visitors were parents and one was a previous Chantry student. Thank you to all of the visitors that took part.

vetYear 5 the student workshops were led by:
  • Mr Chatterton from IHC Merwede
  • Mr Able from Nissan
  • Mrs Fish from Alnorthumbria Veterinary Practice
  • Mr Nainby from Northumbria Police
  • Mr Mein, a motor mechanic
Year 6 student workshops were led by:police2
  • Mr Bramley from the BBC
  • Mr Drinnan from the NHS
  • Mr Parekh from Accenture
  • Mrs Watmore from Manchester College
  • Mrs Norris from Northumberland College
carYear 7 student workshops were led by:
  • Mr Yates from Hewlett Packard
  • Mrs Jones from the NSPCC
  • Ms Desai from Wansbeck Hospital
  • Mrs Howe from Northumbria Police
  • Mr Jeffrey from the NHS
Year 8 student workshops were led by:
  • Mr Moorhead & Ms McCallum from Northumbria Police
  • Mrs Williams from the NHS
  • Mr Naylor from Henry Colbeck Ltd
  • Mrs Donnelly from the NHS

Enterprise activity for Year 5

Enterprise_5I5H & 5I have been taking part in an enterprise activity led by Business Ambassador, Carole Richards. Three Business Ambassadors supported the session, two of the Ambassadors were from NCC and one was from Active Northumberland.

Students worked in teams of 6 to design and manufacture products and agreed their roles within each company group. Students experienced being a Sales Executive, General Manager, Buyer, Production Worker, Accountant or Quality Controller.

All students developed their leadership, decision-making, negotiating, teamwork and listening skills during the session as well as learning about the world of work and employability.

Careers Speed Dating event for Year 8

speed_datingAt this event students got the chance to talk to a variety of people from a wide range of workplaces and find out more about their careers. In their work booklets, students recorded information about:

  • Career paths from school
  • Qualifications & skills
  • Clothing for the job
  • Usual working hours
  • Typical customers and expectations
  • The best part of their job and the part that they enjoy the least

 

 

Organisations represented were:

Sainsbury’s
Barclays Bankcareers2
Drager
EGGER
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC)
NCC legal
Talking Point Events
Active Northumberland
Ashington Community Trust Charity

Campus Explorers for Year 5

5B5B and 5C got the opportunity to take part in Campus Explorers.

In this activity students got the chance to take part in a virtual tour of the campus of Newcastle University through an interactive map. Throughout their journey through the campus they got the chance to play fun, educational games and activities.

This activity contributes towards our Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme and introduces the concept of Higher Education.

5I and 5H will get the opportunity to take part in Campus Explorers in June.

Newcastle University Careers Day for Year 8

Newcastle-University-300x300Recent graduates from the University of Newcastle led a visit to enable Year 8 students to find out more about going to University.

The graduates did a presentation about Student Life and ran a workshop called Universi-Tree. The presentation covered all aspects of student life from the reality of student finances to the wide range of societies on offer. During the workshop the students thought about the range of qualifications needed for a wide range of careers. Students found out more about the importance of their choices within education from GCSE to A-Level and then Degree and beyond.

unionAll students had a tour of the campus in small groups by a current Newcastle University student. This was a great opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the significance of the statues in the Plaza and see the Hatton Gallery, Library, Students Union and a wide variety of sports facilities. The tour included several Schools within the University and links to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) and Great North Museum were made.

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British Science Week Komatsu Visit

SKom2compome of our Year 7 students got to visit Komatsu as part of our British Science Week celebrations at Chantry.

Students found out about the history of the Japanese company and were shown where Komatsu have sites in the UK, Europe and around the rest of the world.

After a safety briefing the students got to do a full site tour where they got to see the production process of hydraulic extraction machinery. The students got the chance to see every stage of the production process starting with boom fabrication and finishing with the Kom3compelectrostatic painting system.

All students got the chance to test drive one of three diggers in the factory demonstration area.

7W & 7S Enterprise

7S and 7W took part in an enterprise workshop on Friday morning. Students had the opportunity to work with Carole Richards, Business Ambassador for Northumberland County Council. The students also worked with six other Business Ambassadors that volunteered to take part in the session.

We were delighted to find out that two of the Ambassadors were parents of students that currently go to Chantry Middle School; Mr Crumplin from BRIC and Mrs Cuthbertson from Proctor & Gamble (P&G). The other four Business Ambassadors were both from NCC, Sainsbury’s, Active Northumberland and Tyne Met College.

Students found out about the skills and attributes of a variety of roles within a company and calculated the profit for their group using their own records of expenditure and revenue of their own company. The students quickly realised the need for quality control in terms of their production and developed their negotiating skills when buying and selling stock.

Well done to “Duck N Stool Ducks” from 7W that were the overall winners. Members of the winning team were:7W enterprise winners

Piper Clarke

Lewis Cuthbertson

Molly Brown

Evan Dunn

Eleanor Clark