Work focussed activities

There are a number of work focussed resources below, all of which have been developed and used in schools. They are fully editable, so you can change them to suit your programme. All activities have a content overview, are coded by key stage and show the suggested length of delivery. We will be adding to and further developing the resources in order to make them as relevant as possible to your Careers and the World of Work programme.

Key stage 4 icon  Brynmawr Challenge

The Brynmawr Challenge is a workshop to give students the opportunity to experience the various steps needed when starting up a business, the skills required and the different roles within a company.
Running time: full day

docx file Brynmawr Challenge introduction

 

zip file Brynmawr Challenge resource pack

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KS3 challenge icon Key stage 4 icon Burger Bonanza

This activity generally involves the whole cohort of students in Years 7, 8, 9 or 10 (approx age 11 – 15 years) within the school and can be a half or full day activity.
Students are split into groups and given a brief to launch a new ‘miniburger’ product at a motorway service station.
Running time: half or full day
docx file Burger Bonanza introduction

zip file Burger Bonanza resources pack

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KS3 challenge icon Maths in the Workplace or Numeracy at work

The Maths in the Work place or Numeracy at Work event is an opportunity that supports the understanding of maths within the work place. With the increasing importance of Numeracy and Work Related Learning in secondary schools it is valuable opportunity for young people in Years 8 or 9 to begin to develop the understanding of the importance of maths and start to develop the skills and attitudes necessary for the world of work. 

docx file Maths in the Workplace introduction

 

zip file Maths in the Workplace resources pack

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Key stage 4 icon The Skills For Work event

The Skills For Work event raises awareness of vital labour market information and allows students to work with employers throughout the day on a variety of activities.  Students can find out more about what employers want and to develop the skills needed in the workplace.

docx file Skills for Work Event introduction

zip file Skills for Work Event resouces pack

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KS3 challenge icon The Enterprise Challenge

The Enterprise Challenge gives students the opportunity to experience the various steps needed when starting up a business, the skills required and the different roles within a company.
Students will take part in a variety of activities that enhance their business awareness and develop key skills which they can apply not only to the world of work but also to their own personal development.

docx file The Enterprise Challenge introduction

zip file The Enterprise Challenge resources pack

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