This week has been Careers Week at the secondary school and what a successful week it was. The sixth form started it off with a trip to Richmond Hilton Hotel. They had a fantastic day learning about the job opportunities in the hospitality industry. They made their breakfast in the hotel kitchens, created social media marketing and had fun with a making the bed competition. They even learnt how to clear a table professionally. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming and very impressed with our young people – some of whom were definitely inspired to look at jobs in this industry.
Monday and Tuesday started the activities in school with World of Work (‘WoW’) Week. This was an opportunity for the students to participate in an enterprise style activity. They produced, marketed and sold products in their tutor groups.
There was a real buzz around school especially in the WoW Market as everybody bought and sold. Students developed skills such as teamwork, communication and innovation. Alan Sugar himself would have been proud!
This was a competition and after their presentations, awards were given. Yates had lots of yummy sweet treats and were awarded their certificate for their consideration of sustainability.
Tomlin made delicious popcorn and created a great video advert and won best presentation.
Fuller made stress balls. We were particularly impressed by their problem-solving skills and they won the award for best manufacturing.
Rowsell designed and made amazing jewellery. They won the award for the most profit. Wood had a brilliant dinosaur brand and campaign for their very tasty smoothies and won the award for best marketing. Johnson Matisse won best product award for their gorgeous soaps.
Johnson Jemison won for the best team work in preparing and marketing their delicious cookies. It was a difficult decision but the overall prize of a pizza party went to Weir class. They had been inspired by a recent trip and decided to make Asian noodles and products. Their products and marketing were fantastic (their name was Weir Yip and presented their work very professionally. Well done Weir class.
On Thursday morning KS4 and 5 attended a brilliant and interesting talk given by a real life detective. On Thursday after school many students attended the careers event. This was a fantastic opportunity to chat to local colleges, careers advisors and other support agencies.
Thank you to everybody who attended and the sixth form for their help.