World of Work Experience with Year 10

For our World of Work activity week, Year 10 took part in a medical workshop during which one of the students had a photograph taken of his optic nerve. Students showed their philosophical side by offering the argument of surgery wants versus surgery needs and the impact that it had on the NHS budgets.  Those interested in careers in animal care enjoyed the visit to Solihull College whilst ASDA Shirley hosted a whole day of the children rotating around different areas of the store and finding out about the retail industry.  Students were also inspired by a member of staff at ASDA who has overcome his own personal difficulties, to secure a great career with them.  

Our annual Scope take over day was run over two days this year and students raised £40.00 for the organisation - so well done and thank you for all the cake and tombola donations!  Hogarth’s hotel went all out to enthuse the students for careers within hospitality.  The students did particularly well changing the bed - so tidy bedrooms should not be a problem now.

Our World of Work programme is run annually with a ‘WOW’ day for our year 7, 8 and 9 students, where they attend workshops and meet visitors from a variety of different career backgrounds.  Year 11 have a taste of independent Work Experience at the end of their exam period in June. We are pleased to say that for some of our students their Work Experience placements have resulted in careers or ongoing voluntary opportunities.  

It is great watching the students link their learning in school to their future career paths and we are thrilled to be able to support our students through the World of Work programme.

We were incredibly proud of our year 10 students for making such a great impression on those we worked with and demonstrated how far they have come with their individual development, reflecting the school values so brilliantly. 

Well done to you all.