Forty eight Year 10
students were involved in completing a week’s work experience in May. This was
a pilot project with the view to increasing participation numbers for next year’s
Year 10 cohort. The students were placed
with a wide variety of local employers and businesses, including riding
stables, nurseries, primary schools, leisure centres, manufacturing and design
companies, architects, retail and office work.
The students involved
have been overwhelmingly positive about their experience, stating that they
developed many skills and gained confidence in new situations. The local
businesses and employers have been extremely impressed by our students and were
very complimentary in their reports - a few extracts can be read below.
"I would employ him
tomorrow " " … is a credit to his family
and his school "
"… showed real team
work ...I would give her a job "
"… was a pleasure
to have here - well done"
"… has a bright future"