Pupils from WHEC recently paid a visit to the National Museum of Scotland to take part in a Careers Hive organised by the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
The Careers Hive aimed to encourage S1 – S3 pupils to think about their futures and encouraged them to think about the opportunities available to those who have studied STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), as well as the cross-disciplinary skills and subjects that can support and enhance STEM careers.
Unlike traditional careers fairs, at Careers Hive participants took part in a curated 3-hour visit where a specially trained guide led them through a series of activities including hands-on workshops and short inspirational talks. They also got the chance to meet early and mid-career professionals to find out more about what it is like to work in STEM fields.
Bradie Palmer, one of the WHEC pupils who attended the event told us:
There was lots of different activities and lots of people there to help and give information. It was really good and I personally enjoyed it.
The project was developed with support from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.