Careers@CVEA - Sunderland Empire Visit

As part of our Personal Development and careers programme, we integrate the teaching of the eight essential skills into our lessons. Staff award positives on ClassCharts for students who are able to demonstrate these skills in lessons and during extra-curricular activities. Last half term we focused on the essential skill of creativity.

The Year 7 students who had been awarded the most positives for this skill were invited to take part in a visit to Sunderland Empire. The visit included a tour of the Empire theatre (including backstage) led by the duty manager and a meeting with the production manager of The Sunderland Story.

The visit allowed students to find out more about how creativity is used within a range of careers and about all the different job roles needed for a theatre show to run succesfully.