Year 10 Careers Week educational visit  

As you will have seen in recent newsletters and correspondence sent out via form groups on Monday this week, all of Year 10 will be participating in a Careers Week on the 4th to 8th July.  One of the experiences we have organised for the students is an educational visit with a Careers focus.  Places on each of these trips are limited and therefore we must assign students to them on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  

These trips are an important element of the Careers Week experience and we have ensured there are enough spaces for every learner to attend one of them.  Further information about each visit and what learners will need to bring with them will be published as soon as all learners have been assigned to a trip.  

To ensure all Year 10 students may benefit from this experience, NIA is paying for entrance fees and travel.  However, voluntary contributions towards this cost are very welcome and can be made via Parent Pay.  

The trips available are: 

Tuesday 5th OR Thursday 7th July: Northampton Museum and Art Gallery - available spaces: 210   

  • A presentation and Q&A about the museum, what it does and the different job roles available in the heritage sector.   
  • The opportunity to practice working in a museum by handling and examining some artefacts from their collection.  
  • A self-led tour of the museum and gallery including a fact-finding scavenger hunt.  

Thursday 7th OR Friday 8th July: UK Parliament – available spaces: 60  

  • A tour of the Houses of Parliament focusing on the range of job roles and careers associated with politics and law-making.  
  • Laws and Debating workshop on the journey of a bill. Focusing on a topic, the students will take the bill through the House of Commons and The House of Lords. Pupils will gain an understanding of the democratic process of law making and enhance their debating skills.  
  • Friday 8th July: Blenheim Palace – available spaces: 120  
  • A self-led tour of the palace that includes links to working in the military and Churchill, how the palace has worked with the film industry.  
  • A talk and Q&A with the Palace Education Officer about heritage business and the Palace as a tourist site.  

To identify the order of preference for each trip, students need to return a completed trip consent form.  Paper copies of these have been handed out during form time to go home with students, but you may also download an electronc version below.  Forms must be returned to tutors no later than Friday 1st July and any students who do not return a form will be assigned to a trip based on numbers available.

Please feel free to contact Maria Edwards via email if you have any questions about the Careers visits by emailing


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