Year eight Careers Day
As our year eight progress towards their next stage in education, the timing of our careers day was very applicable. The idea behind the day was to invite a mix of professionals into school to speak to our pupils about their chosen career path. Hopefully, some of the talks inspired and enriched our pupils' thoughts about their futures.
I am very grateful to our visiting speakers who gave their time freely and who prepared fascinating talks. On this occasion , our speakers included the police, a Dr, an entrepreneur, a published author and a prison warden.
In the afternoon the year eight tutors prepared a lesson on interviews and interview technique.
The pupils were also given a chance to research the qualifications they needed for career paths they were interested in.
On speaking to some of our pupils throughout the course of the day, it was interesting that different pupils enjoyed different talks .
The pupils were all thoroughly engaged and benefitted from the change in the curriculum for the day.