As part of our employability week, most of our Year 10 students were outside of the school gates learning valuable work experience skills.
Students and parents were set the task of finding their placements and organising these with the businesses they’d like to experience working for. This wasn’t an easy task for them as Work Experience hadn’t been run in the area for over seven years. All students and their parents did an amazing job at getting this sorted and all the local employers were amazing too!
Students went to a varied range of employers ranging from farming, mechanic and hairdressing.
This was the first time in seven years that any school in the area held a week of Work Experience. It took a lump sum of funding from Southern Universities Network for our NCOP students and the Careers and Enterprise Company and the students themselves raising some funds through a non-uniform day.
The reason behind doing this is to remind students why they study and go to school, why qualifications are important and to enthuse them and raise their aspirations for the future.
We’d like to thank all the employers that took our students on for the week, all we’ve heard is positive comments from everyone!