A great supporter of work placements

Fyling Hall has always been a great supporter of work placements. This time outside the classroom not only brings the workplace to life for our pupils, it also gives them an opportunity to learn new skills and build confidence. Employers also benefit by giving back and helping students prepare for the world of work.

Traditionally, our Year 10s to partner with selected businesses during the first week of March. Miss Jackson reflects on our pupils’ recent week in the Big Wide World of Work.

Some stayed away from home – Bedford, Newcastle, Lancaster and even Fuerteventura – others travelled to work on our school minibus, into Whitby and beyond. Quite a few students worked in Scarborough. We had Charlie at the Lookout Cafe; Isobel and Ellie at St Martin’s CE Primary school; Brogan at Mucktubs Nursery (which he used to attend as a child) and Luke at the Crown Spa Hotel working as a Gym assistant.

Two of our Year 10s worked on farms. Cameron in Ravenscar handling heavy machinery and George was busy delivering lambs plus many other tasks, on his grandparent’s farm.

Emie stitched and glued delicate jewels on to the most amazing tutus in Pickering while Harriet made it through a tough week at Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary, cleaning and looking after sick animals.

All our students experienced new situations, people, tasks and responsibilities and should be extremely proud of their efforts. At least four of them have been offered summer jobs at their placements.

We are proud of each and every one who participated in this invaluable week. Well done! And thank you as well to all of our employers for helping us to be a great supporter of work placements.

Miss Julia Jackson, HLTA, Careers, Librarians