Teachers at a Somerset school are using a new approach to help inspire their students.
Staff at St James's Church School in Taunton have become worried about a lack of ambition amongst pupils.
Many of the students live in a part of Taunton that's historically been one of the most deprived areas of the UK.
Staff say this has a noticeable effect on the young people's self confidence.
The school has invited in professionals from a range of occupations to show the pupils the type of jobs they could do.
The students are also discussing the jobs they would like to take up when they are older.
Headteacher Jason Eveleigh says it's the school's responsibility to promote aspiration.
According to the school, the program is a success, with a number of students saying that they want to take up new jobs as a result of the day:
- "When I grow up, I would like to be an engineer."
- "I want to be an actress."
- "When I grow up, I want to open a bakery because I love baking."
- "When I am older I would like to be an astronaut."
The company running the event says the workshops are even more effective because of the pupils' young age.