People like me careers in the space sector

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This pack aims to equip teachers and STEM Ambassadors with materials that can show girls from a diverse range of backgrounds that, if they continue with at least one STEM subject post-16, they are likely to have better career prospects and more career choice. It aims to show girls where people like them are happy and successful in their work.

The pack is targeted at girls aged 11-14. WISE recommends using the pack in an all-girl setting, where girls have been found to feel more comfortable sharing their strengths and aspirations. The activity can work equally well in a science, maths, PSHE or careers session.

Schools often ask if boys can be included. Research shows that the vast majority of boys use verbs rather than adjectives to articulate their self-identity and therefore this approach is unlikely to offer boys any useful insight. In fact, trialling has shown that verb-based people often struggle with the exercise and become uncomfortable. For more details, see the Facts section of this booklet.

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