INA students attend Careers Speed Networking Event at Lord’s Cricket Ground

Explore Your Horizons
Explore Your Horizons: Speed Networking Event


On Thursday 19th October, fifteen Year 9 students attended the ‘Explore Your Horizons: Speed Networking and Work Skills Event’ hosted at the famous Lord’s Cricket Ground.


Speakers at the event included Matthew Ryder, Deputy Mayor of London and Guy Lavender, CEO & Secretary of Marylebone Cricket Club.


The first half of the event involved a ‘Work Skills’ workshop where teams collaborated to create an innovative idea/invention and form a proposal to present to the business volunteers. The task resembled something you may see on the BBC show ‘The Apprentice’ and encouraged students to undertake responsibilities in areas such as project management, presentation skills, logistics, marketing and finance.


The second part of the day was ‘Speed Networking’. This gave students the opportunity to gain careers advice in one-on-one, five minute networking sessions with professionals from a range of industries.


The INA students all said it was an excellent experience and lots of fun.


“We got to meet with major London businesses and speak with professionals and CEO’s. We received lots of useful advice for how to be successful in our GCSE’s and future careers. It was really good.” Izzah, Year 9


INA Assistant Principal, Mark Crowther-Green, arranged the trip to Lord’s and said “It was a great experience for the students. They got to participate in an interactive, team building business task and then were able to meet with industry professionals who offered honest, aspirational guidance. We were also very proud of INA student Hamza who got up on stage at the end of the event to share his feedback on the day.”


Thank you to Team London, My Kinda Future and the Lord’s Community for hosting such a wonderful event!