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National Careers Week: Tech For Sport

This KS3 virtual live lesson on 7 March explains the future of technology in sport, about wearable tech, and what careers are available in this sector.

National Careers Week: Tech For Sport

Do your students enjoy watching or playing sports? Could they see themselves working in a future career in sport?

Join Tech She Can on Thursday 7th March at 2pm, and watch their Learning Design and Development Officer (and experienced teacher), Poppy Patel, deliver a virtual 60 minute Tech We Can LIVE lesson for children aged 11-13.

This will be an interactive session where the students will be guided to complete paper based tasks and partner discussions - they therefore need to be based at a table with a piece of paper and pen/pencil.

Poppy will highlight the importance of technology in sport, and the vital part it plays in a variety of areas including training athletes, developing sports equipment and supporting inclusion in sports. She will also show some of the tech careers within sports that students could pursue in the future.

The content is ideal for a Key Stage 3 lesson (S1 - S2 in Scotland) in the classroom environment or from home. Simply complete the registration form to reserve your spot and we'll send you a link to join the live lesson.

This session is being delivered to complement National Careers Week. National Careers Week is a one-week celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people develop awareness about future career options.

Please join from 1:45pm onwards. Webinar access will be locked at 2:10pm.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes
    • Sport and fitness

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

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