Teachers from across Sunderland are visiting the Nissan car factory today to learn more about jobs in manufacturing - in the hope that they will give students better careers advice.
They will also listen to talks from other local manufacturing firms. It is the first event of its type to target teachers, rather than students themselves.
The organisers, Work Discovery Sunderland, hope it will help young people in the area find jobs with local businesses.
The performance of Durham Free School will be debated by MPs next week.
Labour's Durham city MP Roberta Blackman-Woods will lead the debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday (27 January). A minister from the Department for Education will also take part.
This comes after Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announced plans to close the school. That decision was prompted by the school getting the lowest possible rating in an Ofsted inspection.
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A Christian secondary school in Durham has been told it will close, after its first Ofsted report found it was failing to prepare students for modern life.
Durham Free School only opened in September 2013. It was founded by a group of parents who now say they'll fight to keep it open. Lucy Taylor reports:
Durham Free School will close, less than two years after it opened, after Ofsted gave it the lowest possible rating in its first inspection.
The Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announced during Education Questions in the House of Commons that funding for the Christian free school would not continue.
Inspectors said the school was 'failing to prepare students for modern life' and there were many instances of bullying.
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