BBC Bitesize Visit Health Academy

Manchester Health Academy hosted the BBC Bitesize School Tour today!

Students in Years 7 – 10 attended sessions during the day, with a panel that comprised Lydia Depledge-Miller, Production Management Assistant for the BBC, Ashley Terron, Operations Manager at Urban Splash and BBC television and radio presenter Nick Bright.

The session helped students to find out about opportunities available in the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics sectors (STEAM), and provided advice on how they could pursue careers in these areas.  It also covered working as a team and how people with different personality traits can form effective teams to achieve more.

Careers Lead and Adviser, Jennifer Gibson, said, “I am delighted to have the team from BBC Bitesize join us today – their sessions bring a wealth of valuable knowledge to our students in a really engaging way.  There is an increasing skills gap appearing in the STEAM sectors, which is currently costing UK businesses an estimated £1.5 billion a year, with thousands of jobs to fill, and I hope that some of our students will find great opportunities in these areas in the future.”

The BBC Bitesize panel of three people talk to students