Diwali Celebrations & End of Term

Students observing Diwali on 19th October must call the school office if they wish to take one day off for religious observance. Many thanks and we hope you have a wonderful day. Happy Diwali!

Term will end on Friday 20th October and all students will return to the academy on Wednesday 1st November 2017.

Have a safe and enjoyable break.

Year 11 Business Walk

Year 11 took part in a ‘business walk’ this week as part of Professional Services Week, in partnership with Deloitte. Students took part in various workshops throughout the day, with employers from different professions:

  • Deloitte (accountancy firm) helped students perfect their communication skills by delivering a master class on presentation and public speaking abilities. Students delivered their own presentations to practice what they had learnt.
  • East Village (marketing agency) showed students the impact good public relations and marketing can have when showcasing products and events.
  • Gateleys (law firm) spoke to students about a ‘day in the life of a law firm’ and students learnt about the number of careers that are available within a firm and how they all help each other run a business.

Developing these skills are crucial for our students as they now embark upon their last year here at Ark Boulton. It will help develop their approach when applying for jobs and further education in college or university, and having first-hand knowledge from professionals in the industry is invaluable.

“Students were commended on their commitment to expanding their understanding of the opportunities available in the Birmingham Business District. We are thankful to the employers who gave their time to deliver this experience.” Mr Sandhu.