Online Careers Insight Day
Harris Academy, Peckham
Charitable Organisation: Southwark Education Business Alliance
Pupil / Student Body: Harris Academy, Peckham
Event Type: Online Workshop
Event Date: July 2020
On Tuesday 8 July 2020, ECD Associate Director Lizzy Westmacott and Architectural Assistant Alice Hiley took time out of their busy ECD project work to engage with our Southwark local schools to speak via Microsoft Teams to year 9 and 10 pupils from Harris Academy Peckham.
They talked about what architects do, our work days, the progress of a design from initial design to occupation, what other roles there are in construction, and how they got to where they are. They also ran a quiz about materials.
Lizzy and Alice reported back that
‘It took a bit of eeking out to get them to participate in the quiz and in the bit about other roles in construction, but they got into it more as we went along, mostly using the chat function to answer and ask questions.’
Their presentation and workshop was well received by their teacher tweeting:
‘Thank so much to Alice & Lizzy from @ECDArchitects for delivering an online #careers insight session to our Yr 9 & 10 students. Informative, interesting and inspiring for our students…’
A rewarding experience to give back to the community within which we work.