As part of our Raising Aspirations Programme, today we were delighted to welcome The British Army into school.

The careers talk delivered in partnership with the Mercian Regiment explained about careers in the armed forces. The soldiers delivered factual, educational information including their own personal career pathways and the many tours that their careers had took them on.

This has given our students who had expressed an interested in this field the opportunity to get a feel for how well equipped the Mercian Regiment are. Through this unique insight, students have developed their knowledge about the wider careers in this area and further education opportunities in the armed forces.

Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “All of the students involved had expressed an interest in a career in the military so this visit was a great opportunity for them to understand the role, responsibilities and experience tied to military life. We are looking to extend this link with activity days and mentoring as the West Mercian team proved to be positive, upbeat and fantastic role models.”