World Book Day Week and Careers Week 4-8 March 2024

Across the school last week we celebrated World Book Day and, working with the Vocational Faculty and our Careers Team, explored ideas for life beyond MeadowKey providers kindly gave up time to come and meet our students, running talks and workshops to explain the skills and knowledge needed for different career paths.  The students had a great deal of fun and staff enjoyed seeing them so engaged in the different work-related activities, enthusiastically sharing thoughts about their future goals.


Green Corridor

Green Corridor run a range of Horticulture, Catering and Personal Employability programmes; the level of the learner will determine their core aim and their group. Courses are offered at Entry Level,  Level 1 and 2; the curriculum is individualised and depending on the learner they teach skills needed for either Horticulture or Catering.  Our Year 9s and Year 10s had the opportunity to meet the team and practise some horticulture skills.

ISG took a break from the hard work of constructing our new building to come and talk to all students in the school. They saw each Key Stage over four sessions, explaining the stages of the build and all the skills and trades that are needed to get the job done FYI the list was huge!  Our students had lots of questions as you can imagine; they also had the opportunity to examine some of the materials the build team are using.    


BUILD is an independent training centre based in Hayes that offers learners of all ages courses and employment opportunities in construction.  We were so lucky to have a team of four skilled trainers run taster sessions in plumbing, electrical, brick laying and woodwork & tiling for our Year 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s and 12s. Students showed a really good aptitude for these trades, if ISG get stuck, we can definitely offer support!

Marriott Hotel Project Search

Ex-students Brian and Michael returned to school to talk about the jobs they do at the Marriott in the Hospitality and Maintenance Departments.  They have both worked hard and shown a great deal of resilience to build very successful careers through this project. The students in Years 11 and 12 were interested in finding out the transferrable skills and knowledge they could gain through this project. A huge thank you to Brian and Michael for passing on such valuable advice. 

Please take a moment to watch this video – you will meet Brian and Michael but also gain a clear insight into how this programme supports students into the world of work.

Planetarium Domes  - thanks to a collaboration with the Humanities and Technology Faculties, we were able to offer a fabulous opportunity to explore our world and travel into space.  The students really enjoyed this method of learning because they had full permission to lie on the floor and let the learning quite literally wash over them

A huge thank you to all our providers, amazing Careers Team and all the students and staff for making this such an exciting and interesting week!  Advance Notice:  Next year we will be teaming up with the PE Faculty to have fun and explore ideas for career opportunities and well-being linked to this important area of the curriculum.      

REMINDER: FREE World Book Day Books!

Your child should have brought home a World Book Day token.  These are the amazing FREE books on offer this year OR tokens can used for £1 off the price of any book.           


Book Tokens can be used in 

  • Waterstones
  • ASDA    Tesco    Sainsbury’s
  • The Works 
  • Waterstones