Run a Hotel for the Day

Objectives

  • To introduce the world of hotels to our Hull CU children and familiarise them with their operation.
  • To learn about the people who use hotels and their potential destinations when in our city.
  • To know how to use a hotel, from booking to leaving and be aware of the protocol and services available
  • To become aware of the varied range of jobs available in the Hotel industry and the skills, qualifications and training needed.

Activities

  • Tour around the whole hotel and activities in the following areas:
  • Restaurant and Kitchen – sandwich and cookie making , meeting the head chef
  • Functions and Events – setting up and dressing tables, meeting staff who work in events and conferencing
  • Housekeeping- tidying a hotel room, making beds, hovering, meeting housekeeping staff
  • Lobby/Reception- check in worksheet, meeting reception staff

Marine Biologist For a Day

The Living Seas Centre is Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s exciting coastal education facility set amongst the beautiful chalk cliffs of South Landing, Flamborough. The centre offers a wide range of activities to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds about the diverse and exciting marine wildlife found off the Yorkshire coast.

“Marine Biologist for a Day” high offers quality environmental activities for schools, enabling pupils to learn both in the classroom and out on the rocky shore. With such resources at our finger tips, learning is guaranteed to be exciting, fun and engaging.

The programme is aimed at Key Stages 1 and 2. All our activities can be tailored to meet the requirements of your group and are linked to the National Curriculum. The visit will generally involve 3 activities and for certain sessions, be dependent on tide times.

Activities

Seashore Safari

Working scientifically; Plants; Animals, including humans; Living things and their habitats.

On a Seashore Safari you’ll discover and identify the fascinating wildlife that lives on the rocky shore. We’ll be looking for limpets, seeking out shannies and surveying for seaweed!

Success criteria includes: Identifying and naming a variety of plants and animals in their habitat; Identifying and classifying using a simple key; Identifying and describing the functions of different parts of a seaweed; Describing how living things are classified in to broad groups according to common observable characteristics.

Seashore Detective

Working scientifically; Plants; Animals, including humans; Living things and their habitats; Everyday materials; Rocks.

The strandline is a treasure trove of fascinating finds. As Seashore Detectives we’ll be looking for clues as to what lurks in the mysterious offshore waters.

Success criteria includes: Using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions; Identifying and naming a variety of common seaweeds; Identifying and naming a variety of common seashore animals; Exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive; Identifying and naming a variety of different materials; Describing how fossils are formed.

Waves of Waste

Working scientifically; Everyday materials; Living things and their habitats.

Sadly, litter is now a common sight on our beaches, with Waves of Waste washing up each day. As we take a walk along the shore, for each item of litter we find we will ask the following questions: What is it? Where did it come from? How does it affect marine wildlife?

Success criteria includes: Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions; Reporting and presenting findings; Comparing and grouping a variety of everyday materials by their simple properties; Recognising environments can be changed by humans and this can pose dangers to living things.

Seabed Explorer

Working scientifically; Plants; Animals, including humans; Living things and their habitats.

Seabed Explorer will take us on a journey through our hidden undersea landscape. A unique underwater film, shot here in Yorkshire, alongside special seabed maps will see us discover vast deserts, huge rocky reefs, underwater caves and dense forests. We will also learn about the many weird and wonderful marine animals that live in the hidden waters of the North Sea.

Success criteria includes: Using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions; Exploring the requirements of seaweeds for life and growth; Identifying and naming a variety of marine animals; Identifying and naming a variety of undersea habitats.

Natural Art

Everyday materials; Plants; Animals, including humans; Rocks; Art and Design.

The seashore is an artist’s dream, full of interesting materials from which to create a masterpiece. The beauty is that these works will only last as long as the tide and sea allow. Pupils will get the chance to let their artistic expression run wild.

Success criteria includes: Identifying and naming a variety of common seaweeds; Identifying and naming a variety of common seashore animals; Identifying and naming a variety of different materials; Experimenting with a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Accessibility

The Living Seas Centre make every effort to ensure our centre and classroom facilities are accessible

to all. The Centre is wheelchair accessible and there is a disabled toilet on site. Access to the shore is down a concrete road (steep incline), while the beach is a mixture of pebble, cobbles, sand and bedrock. Please inform us if any of your group has particular needs.

BAE Systems Experience

AIMS


  • To gain an insight into BAE Systems as a significant local employer
  • To learn about the many different jobs and skills needed to design and build aircrafts
  • To understand the relationship between education and career and the level of education needed to go into science, design and engineering roles
  • To raise children’s aspirations by showing them that there are a wide variety of jobs available within the city
  • To show children the level of commitment and self discipline needed to build a successful career in science and engineering industries
  • To develop young people’s confidence and communications skills by engaging them in projects with mentors from the world of work

THE VISIT


  • A tour of the manufacturing facility where the world famous Hawk Jump Jet aircraft was built
  • Tour of the Mission Systems
  • A flight in the flight simulator
  • Workshop learning about the forces of flight, building individual Hover Hawks and Hoop Gliders and learning how to move a vehicle using a computer programme
  • Meet and chat to staff throughout the company about their individual roles and the training and experience they have

ARCO Experience

The Aim

  • To learn about the history of one of Hull’s oldest and biggest family businesses
  • To gain an insight into the everyday operation of Arco including ethical trading locally and internationally
  • To begin to understand the different jobs available and the skills and qualifications needed
  • To develop a broad understanding of the quantity of different products ARCO sells
  • To discover the role IT plays in logistics and distribution
  • To understand the level of commitment needed to be a conscientious and effective employee
  • To meet and chat to members of the ARCO workforce
  • To handle, wear and use products associated with the company including protective clothing
  • To discuss and understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace

The Visit

  • A guided tour of the ARCO offices, warehouse, goods yard and canteen etc
  • Opportunities to meet and chat to staff in different areas, services and departments
  • Meet members of the senior managers for questions and answers session
  • Discussion about the role of ARCO in Hull’s economy
  • Practical session looking at some of the goods and trying on safety clothing and equipment

AB Ports & P&O Ferries

The Aim

  • To learn about the history of Hull as a port and the role it plays in Great Britain
  • To learn about AB Ports and the key role it plays in Hull’s economy
  • To understand Hull’s position as a port within Europe and the rest of the world
  • To discover the wide range of jobs available and the skills needed to work at a port and on a ferry
  • To explore the process of imports and exports in a thriving port
  • To learn about P&0 Ferries, its role in the shipping industry and the many jobs that are available

The Visit

  • A guided tour of one of the P & O Ferries cruise ships
  • An activity to be completed on board the ship
  • A Coach tour of the port with opportunities to stop and observe the many activities across the docks
  • Opportunities to meet and chat to staff in different areas, services and departments within the port
  • Workshops and presentation from Associated British Ports
  • Discussion about the role of the port in the emerging green energy market

BBC Experience

The Aim

  • To understand how the BBC operates radio and TV stations in Hull
  • To begin to understand the many different jobs required to operate a TV and radio station
  • To understand the recruitment process, qualifications and experience needed to work in TV and radio
  • To understand journalism and its role in TV and radio
  • To familiarise children with how news bulletins are put together for both radio and TV
  • To develop children’s reporting, interviewing and presentation skills by producing an item for both TV and radio
  • To learn how technology, IT equipment and software are transforming TV and radio and their role in delivering the news
  • To build children’s confidence by encouraging them to speak with a microphone or to a camera

Pre visit to school

  • Explain the aims and objectives of the visit and go through the itinerary of the day
  • Discussions around young people’s perceptions of radio and TV
  • Discussion around the role of the media and reporting news
  • Talk about safety, rules and behaviours to ensure the day is safe and enjoyable
  • Tell the children what to think about during the visit and answer any questions

The Visit

  • A visit to the BBC studios in Hull to learn about employment opportunities in TV and radio including case studies of different careers of individual staff within the studio
  • Meet the BBC TV and radio staff teams including famous faces they have seen on the TV and heard on the radio
  • Research a local news topic for use in an afternoon workshop
  • Practical workshops learning about the different equipment involved
  • Working with a professional TV or radio presenter, in groups, recording a news piece for TV and radio with music, voice over, film clips, sound effects and interviews
  • All groups evaluating each production with peer discussions and suggestions for improvement

Post visit to school

To review and reflect on the learning experience and chat about the different job roles and skills and qualifications needed. Further discussion about how education links to employment

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