Posted on: January 16th 2020

Careers, Achievements and Aspirations

Citizenship in January 2020

Every pupil has had the benefit of two special visitors this month during their fortnightly Citizenship lessons. We were fortunate enough to have experts from many different careers speak to every form and give pupils the benefit and wisdom of their experience of the world of work and life beyond Hurstmere.  Pupils were inspired by talks on Science, Policing, Medicine, Charities, Property Management, Human Resources, Entertainment, Media, Art, Music, University and college studies and working abroad.

1The school welcomed Mrs Allen, our Chair of Governors, who spoke to Year 7 pupils about Property Management.   She discussed the operation, control, and oversight of property highlighting the importance of marketing, finance and maintenance. 


Mr Walker, also a School Governor, talked to Year 8 boys about the role of Human Resources in a large retail company.   His discussion included dealing with organising and supporting the workforce, ensuring the needs of staff and the company are dealt with.


Mr Natusch, an ex-pupil at Hurstmere, spoke to Year 10 pupils about the qualifications he gained, he outlined his further studies and the opportunities these have given him.  Pupils were keen to him questions about what his highlights have been so far and if there was anything he might have done differently.



Staff also spoke to boys about their career paths, including teachers who had work in industry prior to going into education – Media, Events Management, Catering and running a small business.  Teachers who have worked in education since their university days outlined their route of where they are today.

Feedback has praised the boys on their maturity and listening skills, whilst pupils themselves have been eager to make the most of this opportunity and ask insightful and challenging questions of their speakers.

Our thanks go to Mrs L. Murphy, Head of Media, for her hard work in setting up these events.  Thanks also to those speakers who made this event possible:

Art & Music careers

D.Blower, G.King

Career Paths

P.Brown, A.Davis, A.Jones, M.Wright

Career Paths/Working Abroad




Communications and Public Relations


Diagnostics – Science


Diet and Diseases


Events/Entertainment Management


First Give Charity Project




HR Manager, Primark Stores


Life After Hurstmere


Media at ITV, News International


North West Kent College


Policing, Writing and Broadcasting


Property Management


Small Businesses




The Music Industry


The Police


University Studies


University Studies & Charity Work





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Posted on: 25/03/2020

How to Keep Active at Home

#StayHomeStayActive  We all know how important it is for everyone to stay active particularly at this time, so for starters here are a few ideas. This list of useful organisations and websites will help all young people keep active over the coming weeks and get the whole family involved however before you start make sure the type and intensity of your activity is appropriate for your level of fitness. Secondary School Students/Adults/Families: Joe Wicks: YouTube channel for kids - also a range of HITT workouts for adults on Joe Wicks Body Coach TV on YouTube Get Active Your Way NHS Guidelines and useful workouts   Sports England Advice on how to get active at home For those families with Primary aged children we can also recommend the following: BBC Super Movers Change4Life Activities  they also have Indoor activities GoNoodle Kids Videos App - its free to download to a smartphone and contains 300+ dance videos, yoga exercises and mindfulness activities Skip 2b Fit Free App - why not use your sport premium and send everyone home with a skipping rope! Active Kids Do Better  - this is our Made to Play website and resources here are brilliant 5 A Day TV - Cosmic yoga - type in to YouTube (no need to subscribe) YST Play Formats - We will endeavour to update this list over the coming weeks. Weekly Personal Challenges will also appear on Twitter @HurstmereSchool and @BexSchGames