STUDENTS were given the chance to explore their future careers during a Hartford school’s citizenship day.

Year nine pupils at St Nicholas Catholic High School were encouraged to think about their career choices in a day designed to provide valuable independent advice before they face their options choices.

“It was a fantastic day which inspired the students to think, not only about their futures, but overcoming obstacles and achieving their goals,” said Miss Hollis, head of year.

Students took part in team building activities, working in groups to build the tallest tower out of newspaper, then moved on to designing their dream cloud by picking from a range of photographs their ideal house, car and leisure activities.

Some of the students’ bubbles were burst when they were assigned a job and salary in order to check if they could afford their ideal lifestyle.

A computer session helped students find out about the career that best suits their personality and their subject preference, before hearing from guest speaker Mrs Carter, who spoke about overcoming obstacles in order to achieve certain goals.

Mrs Giles, head of citizenship and PSHE, said: “We used The Real Game resource which students can also access from home.

“It was an excellent opportunity for students to explore a wide range of possibilities and it has given lots of new ideas for future careers.”