£50 Challenge - Mr Hugh's and Moth in a China Shop

We at Mr.Hugh's are keen to work in the community, helping with education and awareness of health.We are looking to work with schools interested in learning about cooking and nutrition


This is a national schools challenge set out to inspire the entrepreneurial spark within students to come out through innovative business proposals and business plans. We (Mr Hugh’s and Moth in a China Shop) give each group of 4-5 students £50 to use as a start-up capital to create their very own business idea, plus £10 extra to purchase some Mr Hugh’s Rapeseed Oils. We encourage the groups of children to be allowed to run with their business ideas no matter how lavish or large they may seem, after all this is a learning exercise for them and the key to succeeding in a business is learning from your mistakes! We have had tuck shops, car washes, chicken nugget eating competitions, vintage craft sales, cake sales and even a sponsored haircut!

We come to visit the teams and introduce ourselves to them, get to know the businesses and their leaders and offer advice and encouragement towards their ideas. We then return at the end of the challenge to listen to a pitch from each team where they reveal their total of money raised.


Schools Support and CPD


Careers and IAG

Max number of pupils: TBC

Max time if session: project will last for 2.5 months 

BT Adastral park

BT Group plc is the listed holding company for the BT group of companies which provides communications services solutions, serving customers in more than 180 countries.

Group functions help deliver our strategy and plans for growth. We shape and steer the direction of the business by managing our people, finances and buildings. We also oversee our legal and compliance obligations too


BT Adastral park offer various different opportunities to support schools and schools education programme. Large STEM ambassador programme available.


Careers and IAG


Max number of pupils

Timing of the session TBC at time of booking




EDF Energy

  • EDF Energy, the UK's largest producer of low-carbon electricity.

We're dedicated to building a more sustainable energy future for our customers. As a company, we're also committed to the environment and communities around us. That's why we work in partnership with a number of organisations on various charity projects and environmental initiatives. We also encourage our employees to volunteer and contribute as much as they can, working together to leave the right kind of impression.


Careers and IAG

Max number of students TBC

Timing of sessions: To be confirmed

Royal Navy

Travelling the world, making a difference, shaping a career that’s built around your skills and ambitions. It’s about as far away from a regular day job as you can get. Many employers claim that ‘every day is different’ or ‘it’s not a regular 9-5’. The Royal Navy can genuinely make that claim. Whether you join us as an officer or a rating, you’ll enjoy the same prospects for a highly rewarding future: training, travel, adventure – and a career like no other.


Whichever level you join at, how you shape your career – and how far you take it – are all in your hands. Because the Royal Navy is only as good as its people, we give you everything you need to be the very best you can be.

We invest heavily in the training that will make you truly world-class in the role you choose. You’ll have a structured route through the ranks, with fast-track, on-the-job training as a constant feature. It takes hard work, discipline and determination; what you put in is what you’ll get out.

But looking good on paper is just the start. Being in the Royal Navy means a life of adventure, travelling the world, and doing a job and leading a life that are a million miles from the civilian world. It makes you well-rounded, worldly – and highly employable if you move on.


Careers and IAG


Max number of pupils TBC

Timing of sessions TBC at time of booking

Army Careers

The Army is different from most jobs. The people you work alongside aren’t just your colleagues, they’re your best mates. And you don’t just get brilliant training and support, you get somewhere to call home.

There is no typical day. Some days you might be on base, the next you’re on exercise. However, after work your time is your own – as with any civilian job.

The Army Engagement Group tours the country talking to a wide variety of people about the British Army. We seek to inform our audience and give them a greater understanding of the British Army through a powerful, multi-media presentation, before giving them a chance to meet and question some of our soldiers

Careers and IAG


Max number of pupils: TBC

Time of session: To be discussed on booking

RAF Roadshow

Today’s modern RAF is the UK’s aerial, peacekeeping and fighting force. It’s made up of impressive full-time Regulars and spare-time Reserves who come from diverse backgrounds and work side-by-side to make a difference at home and abroad. When it comes to recruitment our focus is attracting the best personnel, and ensuring they’re well taken care of during and after their service in the RAF.

Staff from recruitment centres (Armed Forces Careers Offices or AFCOs) are staffed with a friendly team who are ready to answer your questions and provide personal advice about which roles could suit you best. They can also attend your school and discuss the opportunities available to the students as part of a careers day or other events.

careers and IAG



Max number of pupils: Dependant on session

Time of session:Tbc at time of booking



Mid Suffolk District Council - Town Planning Activity

Town Planning Activity

This activity is designed to introduce the concept of Town Planning and sustainable growth.  It is a multi-discipline group activity that delivers a real-world example of the way academic skills are combined in employment.


The activity combines a reading comprehension and decision-making exercise, with a creative and enjoyable map-based drawing task.  The outcome is that students analyse information, make and justify decisions based on that information, and present their solutions/proposals in graphic and written format.


This can be delivered either as a half day session or as a project which the group can work on over a period. This could be supported with either drop in or remote mentoring support  and a follow up session at completion

Careers and IAG


Max number of pupils: 30

Time of session: 3 hrs session or 1 hr session over a period of 6 weeks


People like me - A new approach to encourage more girls into STEM

People Like Me’ has been developed by WISE to help show girls that people like them find jobs they love using science and maths. The aim is to encourage more girls to stick with science and/or maths Post 16.

‘People Like Me’ approach focuses on using adjectives to describe the attributes of scientists and engineers, allowing girls to recognise that these are attributes that they themselves possess. By doing this, girls have the opportunity to imagine themselves in a STEM career and learn despite their previous thoughts, STEM subjects are for people like them.   The session involves Quizzes, Job Role Analysis and case studies of role model

Careers and IAG 

Schools Support and CPD

short session : 30 Mins

Max 25 pupils

Long session : 50 Mins

Max 25 Pupils

Additional Sessions can be added




Health Education

Norfolk and Suffolk Health Ambassadors        https://hee.nhs.uk/healthambassadors

Health Education England want to raise young people’s awareness and understanding of Health careers.  As part of a Widening Participation programme, the Health Ambassadors scheme encourages people working and/or studying in healthcare to volunteer one hour per year to speak in schools about their roles, or participate in careers events and activities.

Health Ambassadors act as role models to young individuals, offering them the chance to find out about jobs and apprenticeships within healthcare. They are expert healthcare professionals involved in a programme of working with schools, colleges and job centre plus across Norfolk and Suffolk. This may include:

  • Giving presentations to a diverse group of people
  • Offering guidance and advice on the health industry and its many and varied career opportunities at a careers event
  • Helping to facilitate workshops and work experience programmes and possibly becoming a mentor if you have the skills and interest

The aim of the Health Ambassadors East project is to bring healthcare professionals together with a diverse group of people to talk about job opportunities within the healthcare sector. Health Ambassadors East forms part of regional workforce planning. The NHS needs to ensure it has a skilled workforce that can deliver high-quality patient care in the future.

The one hr sessions involve looking at patient pathways scenario exploring the different patient health conditions and identify the multiple job roles needed to complete the pathway successfully. These journeys will help inspire activities including; making posters about health professions, explore the different roles within an acute, community, mental health and GP practice setting and identify skills and qualities needed for these roles. They also have interactive leaking wounds etc.

To request this activity contact 


Careers and IAG

Duration: 1 hr sessions

Max number of pupils: 30

One off or extended: One off session but can be developed further

Structural Engineering

The Morrish and Partners office is located in the historical town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Morrish and Partners were established in London in 1966 and in 1970 a second practice was established in Bury St Edmunds trading as “Knight Morrish and Partners”. In 1999 the two practices merged to form Morrish and Partners Limited and the company moved forward as Morrish Consulting Engineers.


The team at Morrish have a wealth of experience at delivering sessions to pupils in structural engineering. This can be as part of an introduction to the industry or as part of a classroom based sessions. These sessions involve understanding structures and building working structures.

Careers and IAG

Duration: Optional

Max number of pupils: 25 in a class or part of a bigger group

One off or extended session: Both

Drama Employability Sessions

Premier Foundation

As a not for profit charity the Premier Foundation focuses on working within the community to engage with Young People who are disengaged, disadvantage or classed as “hard to reach” by providing them with opportunities which they may not have previously had exposure to


The Premier Foundation uses the power of physical activity and performing arts as a vehicle not only to make a real difference to the health and well-being of the nation but to actively change lives of young people, building skills and personal development uplifting them to aspire to more.  Using sport, physical activity and performing arts in combination with this can change the pre-determined path that may have been set out for a young person. The sessions involve employability skills such as team working, communication and problem solving.


Duration: 1 - 2 hour sessions

Max number of pupils per session: 25

One off or extended session: 7- 10 week session

Beacon East

Beacon East is an Education Business Partnership Organisation working across the East Region. The company’s mission is to develop 'meaningful relationships between education and business & industry'. This is achieved through a wide range of exciting activities, including student ‘world of work’ experiences, teacher CPD and Careers & IAG services. With every education-business link activity we aim to ‘Engage, Enthuse and Embed’ creating a long term legacy rather than just a one off experience

A menu of FREE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities open to teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, information, advice and guidance (IAG) professionals, careers and youth support staff. Teachers are at the heart of career education for young people. Our revised ‘Teach the Teachers’ initiative, takes teachers into the energy industry and offers interactive engagement opportunities with key employers. The OPITO Pipeline of Information Week, in partnership with Beacon East, offers core ‘influencers’ in local schools and colleges the opportunity to learn more about the range of careersand routes into the energy sector.

Schools support &CPD

Careers and IAG


Max number of pupils per session

One off or extended sessions

Jacksons Civil Engineering

Jackson was established over 60 years ago as 'Roadworks 1952'. Today, we operate out of 7 offices across England, employing around 300 staff. We undertake projects ranging from £500,000 to £50m in value, and our turnover last year was £68m.Jackson is the largest part of One Group Construction, a group of 12 companies offering a variety of services to the construction industry.

Various education packages from team building to networking events involving the different careers in the industry.Jackson Civil will tailor the session to the individual school whether this is an hour speed networking event through to a full day of looking at the different careers in the industry.

Careers and IAG


Max Number of pupils per session

One of or extended session:

Theatre Production

Matthew Abercrombie 

Has a wealth of experience and has a varied career in Theatre production, Back of stage and organisation of large events, previously working at the John Peel Centre and now at Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds

Matthew will present a slide show which will go in to detail around his career in theatre and all the different aspects of theatre life. Mathew discusses organising events whether they are small or large and the different careers that are involved in theatre life.

The discussion also involves Health and safety and how the production staff work as a team to organise events.

Careers and IAG

Duration: 1 hour

Max number of pupils per session: Whole year group or can be split

One of session




Money Matters Programme

Ipswich Building Society

With over 160 years experience in providing mortgages and savings for people in the East of England, Ipswich Building Society is uniquely placed to provide a personal service in our network of branches, agencies and over the telephone.

Money Matters Programme

As Suffolk's only home grown financial services provider we're uniquely placed to use our expertise to enhance learning opportunities for young people in our county. Money Metrics is our new programme designed to meet the new National Curriculum requirements for personal finance and citizenship, developed by an educational consultant and young people focus groups. Delivered by two members of our fully trained staff, the interactive sessions comprise of one four hour session (with break), and a two hour follow up or we can tailor the sessions to suit school time tables. Throughout the sessions the students are rewarded for their work and input, earning 'money' which culminates in a game. The winning team is added to our inter-school leader board – who'll be top at the end of the year? At the end of the session we'll issue students with a competency certificate, which outlines how they've achieved the National Curriculum criteria.

Careers and IAG

Duration: 2 hours

Max number of pupils per session: 20 pupils

Can be one off or over a number of sessions