The ‘big wide world’ of work

Fyling Hall’s Year 10s have set off into the ‘big wide world’ of work this week. There are not many schools in the area that participate in work experience and as it provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain an insight into the working world, develop important skills and boost confidence, our students are very fortunate.

Pupils have spent many Learning for Life lessons finding out about interview techniques, how to produce the best CVs and how to present themselves to an employer. With their placements in order, we then discussed what should be worn to their place of work; how they will travel there; the start and finish times of their day and what they will do for lunch! Our students have shared with the rest of the class, details of their placements and hopefully, when they return, we can hear about their experiences too.

Our students have all been given a journal which we have been completing in Learning for Life and that will be taken on their placements. This is of huge value to them in the future as they can look back and remember from the diary, any new skills they learnt, unfamiliar environments they experienced; how they worked independently and as part of a team; how to problem solve; following instructions and how the company they worked with run their business.

Watch this space to find out how our trainee surf instructor gets on; which activities are experienced at East Barnby OEC; how many different types of animals there are at Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary and what is the graphic design business in London like plus many other placement experiences.

Ms Julia Jackson, HLTA, Careers, Librarian