Future Focus with the Savannah Wisdom Foundation ( Published: 08/01/2020)

Students took part in a Future Focus scheme with the Savannah Wisdom Foundation, entitled ‘Her Untapped Potential’, as part of a challenge day to develop essential skills.

Students taking part in a Future Focus event with the Savannah Wisdom Foundation in 2019

I’m not sure what I want to do in the future but I know my strengths are working in a team and listening, so now I’m looking for jobs that use those skills.
Year 10 student

In collaboration with Enabling Enterprise, students have been taking part in a series of Challenge Days; a range of employer visits supported by use of the Skills Builder Framework. Most recently, students worked with the Savannah Wisdom Foundation.

Over the course of the day, students applied essential skills to answer the question: what career is right for me? They explored different career sectors by trying out industry-specific challenges. Students took part in three out of six carousel activities:

  1. Applying Teamwork in Business and Administration by generating ideas to spend and save money in a business
  2. Applying Creativity in Artistic and Creative by designing a new marketing campaign
  3. Applying Staying Positive in Health and Wellbeing by writing a return to work plan
  4. Applying Listening in Society and Government by taking part in a town hall debate
  5. Applying Leadership in Science and Engineering by constructing a building model
  6. Applying Problem Solving in Living Environments by responding to an ecological disaster

As they progressed through the challenges, students reflected on what they had learnt about each career sector and whether they were interested in these types of jobs. At the end of the day, they reflected on the activities and the essential skills they had applied throughout the day.

Savannah Wisdom is an independent foundation committed to social change for a better world. Their mission is to work towards a more peaceful, equal and just global society where there is opportunity for all, without barriers.

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