Carve a Career - BE AWESOME!

Matthew Tosh

A cross-curricular thought-provoking session that opens the minds of the audience as they begin to carve their own careers.

How do you end up with a diverse career portfolio? In Matthew's case, it started out from studying the STEM subjects, but not at the expense of other subject areas. His biggest learning has been about himself. This session starts with STEM at its heart and goes completely cross-curricular, examining the importance of working hard at school coupled with broader life skills. It demonstrates how interest, passion and determination will open doors. More importantly, by introducing his owns own journey, Matthew asks students to consider where they are on theirs.

This an experience rather than just a talk. Matthew showcases and demonstrates media, broadcasting, live event case studies, a foreign language, TV & film special effects and, of course, pyrotechnics. Students will experience seamless transitions between live talk, voiceovers, behind-the-scenes videos and pyrotechnics as a prompt for further dialogue, questions and answers. The session reinforces the importance of self-belief, building networks and the power of an open mind, not least as a means of developing strength and resilience.

Matthew explains how we can turn the concept of failure into a powerful learning opportunity.

As an active LGBT equality advocate, Matthew explains how being open about mental health, encouraging diversity and mutual respect have been key to success. This is a thought-provoking experience to help open the minds of the audience as they begin to carve their own paths and create amazing careers.

Duration is usually 1 hour, but can be adjusted to fit your timetable.


Full health and safety management of the session is provided, along with a venue-specific risk assessment, liaison with your site managers and technical staff. £5m public liability is included as standard.

Expected outcomes
  • Linking classroom STEM skills and learning to the real working world
  • Understanding the power of an open mind
  • Learning how opportunity can arise from failure
  • Students get to meet an LGBT and positive mental health role model
  • Helps schools meet Gatsby Career Benchmarks 4 and 5, whilst contributing towards Benchmarks 1 and 2
To book this activity, please contact:
Matthew Tosh

CV7 Coventry

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