Careers guidance, healthy eating advice and talks on the benefits of helping charities were just some of the activities laid on for teenagers at a Pinner school.
Staff at Nower Hill High School set aside a whole day for year 9 pupils (14-to-15-year-olds) to learn about life after school.
Jon Mason, advanced skills teacher in citizenship at the George V Avenue school, said:
"Our students looked at a whole range of different issues surrounding citizenship and personal, social and health education."
At the event on Tuesday June 10 representatives from St Luke's Hospice, based in Kenton Grange, Kenton, and Age Concern explained how useful and fulfilling volunteering or fundraising for a charity could be.
Workshops on dealing with careers, relationships, eating healthily and body image also proved popular and a magician was there to extole the virtues of positive thinking.
"There was lots of positive feedback from the kids," Mr Mason said.
"They liked the fact they had people from outside the school talking about what it means to do certain jobs. It shows them what opportunities are out there beyond the school."