No sooner do we kick start a new school year, than the Careers Team head straight into our first events! Year 13 students will be preparing for our ‘Meet the Professionals’ afternoon in October which provides an opportunity for informal conversation with a range of visitors from all manner of backgrounds. At the other end of the spectrum, Year 7 are starting their new FAME Programme designed to open students’ and parents’ minds to the vast world of future careers. We began with our launch assembly with Career North last week and lead into our ‘Careers, Coffee and Cake’ for parents on Wednesday 18 September. Please head to the school website for details of our wider careers programme. Parents and family members can also find out how to get involved and support the events, in a professional capacity, themselves.
On Thursday 11 September, FHS was delighted to welcome the National Youth Theatre. GCSE and A Level Drama students were treated to a fabulous performance by the NYT in the school Drama Studio. They performed ‘Lost Boys’, a play written by award-winning Formby playwright Luke Barnes, about growing up in a new northern town, exploring how where you are from and gender identity affects who you are, who you become and your mental health. The students thoroughly enjoyed this professional and powerful performance and a lucky group of Year 11 students also had the opportunity to participate in a workshop with members of the cast.