Brings the world of work alive in your classroom

The WOW Show is delighted to be working with a number of Local Enterprise Partnerships on a new initiative to produce special regional spotlight films to help students understand the employment opportunities in their local area.

These new films are supported by an extensive package of preparation-free lesson plans and resources for teachers covering all years from Year 7, SEND and a general lesson suitable for parents and carers. Designed to help address Gatsby Benchmark 2, this focus on local labour market information (LMI) will inspire students and help them navigate career choices in companies and organisations right on their doorstep.

The first of these special films – for Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire – have just been released and were produced in association with the Buckinghamshire Skills Hub and OxLEP Skills. These can be seen now on our website or our YouTube channel and at;

“This tailored set of resources aims to engage, inform and inspire the next generation of talent in Buckinghamshire, demonstrating the range of careers and opportunities available for those entering the world of work. It highlights the growing industry opportunities in our county and gives young people extra motivation and inspiration.
A set of regional resources will help to inform young people of their choices and showcase the amazing opportunities available to them. The WOW Show team were great to work with and have produced materials of very high standard which are both engaging and exciting. ”

Marina Jackson – Under 19 Skills Manager – Buckinghamshire Skills Hub

It is more important than ever that young people understand their local labour market to enable them to make informed decisions about their next steps and their futures. Oxfordshire has an exciting labour market, with transformation technologies, life sciences, space and the creative sector leading the way in terms of innovation, alongside a strong visitor economy and sectors such as construction, health and retail. The inspiring film has already caught the imagination of our schools, and to have this supported by lesson resources that bring the labour market to life in a truly innovative way will ensure that young people in Oxfordshire’s aspirations are raised, and that they can feel positive about their future in the county.

Nikki Wakefield – Careers Hub Lead – OxLEP Skills