Ralph Thoresby School’s innovative careers programme has continued to offer outstanding opportunities to students, which have included this week’s visit to Headingley Stadium, the home of Leeds Rhinos.


The Superleague team were keen to host young people to give them an insight into the multitude of different careers in the world of construction. Our students were treated to a hands-on day, in which they gave electrical engineering, clay work and surveying a go. All students even got to test their skills in using a forklift truck in a special game of ten-pin bowling.


One of the most famous names in rugby league, Jamie Jones-Buchanan was also on hand to support the students across the activities.


Organised by Head of Careers, Carolyne Coop, and the work-experience manager, Sue Green, the day was just one of a multitude of experience this year to give students the real exposure they need to make informed decisions about the pathway they will take.


Backed up by visits to the county’s biggest careers fayre, fortnightly presentations from local and national employers and the reintroduction of work experience for Y10 students, our young people are receiving the best possible package of support to step into engaging, challenging and relevant careers


Assistant Headteacher, Stewart McGill, is delighted by the opportunities the careers team have offered. He adds, ‘Work to support the students aspiring high starts from the very first day in school. The introduction of Unifrog is helping us to track all of the phenomenal opportunities on offer to our students. It’s particularly pleasing that we can be confident that all of our learners engage with external employers in every year of study


‘We are proud to offer a diversity of future pathways. Whilst some students will go on to world-class universities, others will take on apprenticeships which will help them to transform their communities.’