Bloomfield Collegiate School understands that every pupil needs high-quality careers guidance that is future-focused and personalised to help them make informed decisions in a world of constantly changing patterns of work and education. Our girls learn strategies that will equip them to plan and manage their learning and career pathways at and beyond school.
There are many careers events held throughout the year.
Year 11 pupils had fun making bracelets and the Year 8 pupils discovered that behind the scenes Bloomfield is more than just a school. Year 10 pupils attended an event around success skills as part of their Year 10 Futures Day where they learnt about the need to be flexible in order to be successful in the future world of work. This day finished with individual interviews for each pupil supported by their teachers. Another highlight was the Year 12 trip to the Titanic Tent where they attended the “Skills Event”.
On Friday 6th June 2017, three teams of six Year 9 pupils competed in the IET Faraday Young Engineers (STEM) challenge along with teams from Campbell College and Lagan College. Pupils were selected according to their summer examination performances in Physics, Mathematics and Technology and Design.
During this experience, we improved on our teamwork skills, generating ideas, coding skills and money management. We had to come up with design ideas to help improve the America’s Cup boats using microbit coding systems. We were given a series of instructions to work through within certain time limits. We then had to make prototypes of two of our ideas, program them with our code and then present these prototypes to the members of the other teams.
Our ideas ranged from athlete performance to wind and boat performance data collection. We listened carefully to what the other teams had to say and had open minds for any of their new ideas. It was a tough challenge but a memorable day.
Jessica McMullen & Amy Mitchell