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Self Esteem week boosts pupils at Ormiston Denes Academy

PUBLISHED: 16:54 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:48 02 May 2018

Students from Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair at the school. Picture: Nick Butcher

Students from Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair at the school. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Following a week of self esteem related events, pupils at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft got the chance to explore their options for the future with a careers fair.

Students from Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair at the school.
Picture: Nick ButcherStudents from Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair at the school. Picture: Nick Butcher

The whole school event on Friday, April 27, saw more than 50 providers of further education, apprenticeships, and employment.

Students from Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair at the school.
Picture: Nick ButcherStudents from Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair at the school. Picture: Nick Butcher

It came at the end of the school’s Self Esteem Week which saw a variety of activities including mental health assemblies, live music, yoga, a staff versus students handball game, and a smoothie station.

Students from Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair at the school.
Picture: Nick ButcherStudents from Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair at the school. Picture: Nick Butcher

There was also a Totally Shredded drum and base workout courtesy of Fight Klub, a human library where members of the local community and organisations took part in being human books for pupils to ask any questions to learn about the person.

Students from Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair at the school.
Picture: Nick ButcherStudents from Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair at the school. Picture: Nick Butcher

Other events included skin care and natural makeup demonstrations and a bake sale which raised £73 for the charity MIND.

A spokesman for the school said: “Thank you so much to the providers we have had giving up their time for the event- Fight Klub Lowestoft & Gt Yarmouth, Amanda Smith Beauty and Holistic Therapist, Access Community Trust, Suffolk Police (PCSO’s) One Life Suffolk, MIND and Pathways Care Farm.”

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