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My Week of Work - 8th June to 12th June 2020               

A free programme called “My Week of Work” has been set up with lots of resources and is an initiative which allows school pupils to be able to gain an insight into the world of work from the comfort of their own home despite the lockdown. 


Oak Academy, Learn Live and The Careers & Enterprise Company have worked in partnership to create a whole week’s worth of content aimed at preparing young people for the world of work.


To gain an insight into the construction, health & social care, engineering and manufacturing, renewables and energy or creative and digital sectors, please visit the following links and  work at your own leisure - and


Should your child wish to participate, please drop Mrs O'Brien, Careers Advisor an email via so that they can be supported during the “Week of Work”.



Students from Harris CofE Academy have benefited from Speakers for Schools talks in previous academic years and now can access these from home.  Below is an example of upcoming speakers and we recommend you check them out.  More will be listed on the website.  Talks will take place at 10.00 and 14.00, Monday to Friday.


Click this link for upcoming talks and how to access them.  This page will also give you the age group at which the talk is aimed.







Mon 8th June 2pm



CeCe Sammy, Vocal Coach & Asher Knight, Singer/Songwriter

If you can speak, you can sing! Join Vocal Coach to the stars, CeCe Sammy and Singer/Songwriter Asher Knight to discuss how music has helped people overcome barriers and learn some singing techniques to help students focus too!

Tues 9th June 10am




Julian Jessop, Economist

Should the voting age be lowered to 16? Economist, Julian Jessop will discuss the debate with students. This talk would suit any student interested in politics.

Tues 9th June 2pm


Dr Funke Abimbola, Solicitor, Business Leader and Diversity Campaigner

Dr Funke Abimbola is joining SFS to discuss 'Climbing mountains' - a session that reflects on Dr Abimbola's personal leadership journey, her journey to becoming a senior healthcare executive and lawyer and sharing top 5 tips for success!

Wed 10th June 10am



Charly Classen, Vice Chair, Special Olympics

A session on how sport has the ability to impact lives with a focus on demystifying the sports sector in terms of careers and jobs available across the wider sports industry.

Thurs 11th June 2pm

In collaboration with Penguin Talks:

Maya Jama and DOM&INK

How to Build Confidence

British television and radio presenter, Maya Jama, joins freelance illustrator and author of Free to Be Me, DOM&INK, to discuss what confidence means to them, the barriers to developing confidence and how we can build our own confidence.

Fri 12th June 10am



In collaboration with Into Film: Sarah Gavron, Film Director

British, feature film Director, Sarah Gavron, who's film credits include the film adaptation of Monica Ali's award-winning novel, Brick Lane, Suffragette, and the upcoming teen drama, made in collaboration with the creative team and the young people in the cast, Rocks, out later this year, will be answering questions and discussing her career, future projects and influences. Sarah has dedicated her career to accurately telling female stories and hopes to inspire more young women to enter the UK Film Industry.


Click this link for an activity sheet to fill in and email to your teacher to let them know what you thought.


STEM Resources


These were sent us by The Royal Academy of Engineering and are collated from The Royal Academy of Engineering’s website, STEM Learning’s site, and also the Smallpeice Trust’s site.


STEM at Home Resources





Family Activities to do at Home (for all ages)


Science of Learning at Home: a Guide to Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home



Engineering@Home challenges





Brilliant Club


The Brilliant Club is producing a weekly newsletter giving links to learning resources.  Please click on the link below to find the newsletters so far.

Let's Create from The Arts Council


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