Politics debate, careers fair & wellbeing workshops at 'Moving On Day'

Students from Redhill Trust's two Derbyshire Sixth Form centres enjoyed an inspirational day of 'Moving On' activities.

The array of activities aimed to help the young people, from Tupton Hall Sixth Form and Brookfield Sixth Form, prepare for  life after post-16 study.

Hosted by Tupton Hall School, the day comprised a careers fair where students met representatives from a variety of sectors - including construction, hospitality and volunteering organisations, apprenticeship providers and a careers adviser.

This was followed by a helpful presentation discussing the importance of money management. The sessions were taught in mixed groups, allowing students from both Trust schools to work together. 

After wellbeing sessions and advice on CV creation and job hunting,  students gathered in the main hall once more for an exciting activity; the rare opportunity to participate in a 'Question Time' style debate. Four local politicians, representing the Green Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives, answered thought-provoking and insightful student questions. Topics varied from local issues and infrastructure, university fees, fair wages and life as a politician. Students were immersed in the conversation, listening intently as the panellists presented their responses.

"There was a sense of excitement and true involvement in the event as students asked their questions and awaited responses," one of the attendees commented. "There was a real sense of inspiration, and some students even stayed behind afterwards to ask more questions in their own time."