Schools Support & CPD

£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 

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



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




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