Chelmsford Skills Festival – Tuesday 7th July 2020
Posted on: December 10, 2019
Following an idea by Chelmsford City Council Chief Executive Nick Eveleigh, July 2019 saw the first ever Chelmsford Skills Festival held for Year 8 pupils from the district’s secondary schools.
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park and utilising the colourful tents and marquees that had hosted other festivals the week before, the site was transformed into an array of inspiration.
Working with twelve-and-thirteen-year olds provided an opportunity to showcase the many different jobs and career paths available before they commit to their GCSE options in Year 9.
To give you a little snapshot of what a great day it was we thought you might like to see a short video of the event
It certainly made it all worthwhile when we received many quotes like this from the students;
- “I really enjoyed this trip because it opened me up to new jobs and ideas for my future careers and employment”
- “I never wanted to be a nurse but I am inspired to help others and learn more”
- “It was a great chance to try some new things I would have never had done otherwise”
Whilst lots has happened in the last four months, as we hurtle towards the festive period we are already turning our thoughts toward next summer and starting to plan for Chelmsford Skills Festival 2020.
Following the positive feedback we received this year, some useful suggestions and now a blue print to work from, we aim to make Chelmsford Skills Festival 2020 bigger and better – with more activities and more children to come along and learn. We are also going to open the event in the afternoon to older students who will be looking for the next step in their career journey.
If you are interested in exhibiting for free at this event, please contact [email protected]