Giving advice on possible careers can be interesting, but in Harrogate we made it totally memorable.
A horn was placed next to actors dressed in black and stood on plinths. When a person honked the horn, an actor would to spring to life and give a snap judgement about what career path that person could follow. This was then strengthened through a chat about which courses and qualifications were required, all delivered in a relaxed, conversational manner. For example, “It’s not just great abs you need to be a personal trainer. My mate does this nutrition course at the college round the corner.”
The result was a fun, energetic and innovative method of making education accessible, with the essential factor being humorous language – it’s amazing how unexpected witty banter can stick in your mind!