Mission Control and Total Eclipse at Flamstead End School in Cheshunt

22 June 2016

Youth Connexions’ careers and work related learning programme Rocket into the Future is designed to inspire primary school students to start thinking about their skills and aspirations. Personal Advisers delivered Rocket into the Future sessions for both Year 6 classes at Flamstead End School in Cheshunt in mid June.

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Mission Control and Total Eclipse sessions were chosen by the school from the suite of Rocket into the Future topics. The Mission Control session helps the students learn more about skills and qualities whilst Total Eclipse focuses on transition from Year 6 in primary education to Year 7 at secondary school.

A variety of practical activities including quizzes, art-based activities and presentations are used to stimulate discussions where the students learn more about themselves and the move to Key Stage 3.

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Year 6 Teacher Oliver Hembrough commented “Activities were well considered and delivered. Children were engaged and enthused and enjoyed the session.”  

Personal Adviser Kelly Hill commented “The Mission Control session is all about looking at skills and qualities. The pupils then link those skills and qualities to different careers. Each class participated really well in the activities and it has really helped them to identify what their abilities are and to think about how they link to the world of possibilities ahead.”

Emma Gratwick , Youth Connexions Personal Adviser, added “The quality of the discussion and ideas from the students during the Total Eclipse activities was exemplary. Several said that they felt more confident about progressing on to Year 7. Most are going to schools that have a Youth Connexions Personal Adviser who they know they can seek out for impartial expert advice.”

Year 6 Teacher Isla Buckle said “This session was excellent in preparing the children for their upcoming move to secondary school.”

Comments from students:

 “I liked these activities because they helped me feel positive about transition.”

“I enjoyed finding out who I could ask for help at secondary school.”

“I learned more about who I am and it made me realise I have more skills that I originally thought.”

 “I have learnt the difference between skills and qualities and understanding what jobs require those.”

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