Our Year 10 Work Experience Programme 2017 is complete and we are delighted to report that students have been a credit to themselves and to the school. We are very proud of them!
The school seeks to provide students with a personalised work experience opportunity that will develop new skills and encourage students to learn new ideas about the world of work generally. Students have the opportunity to develop a wider knowledge of the working environment enabling them to make a more informed choice about their future career.
It has been delightful listening to the feedback from employers praising our students for their positive attitude and commitment. We have received some fantastic reports which will give those students a tremendous reference when applying for future courses, apprenticeships or employment. Some employers have even offered Saturday jobs and work for the future.
As a school we stress to the students that work experience is about proving their employability skills and we are pleased to say the all of our students have risen to this challenge with style.
Placements ranged from high street fashion stores to banks, restaurants, leisure centres, historic houses and even a healthcare advertising agency. Companies that have supported the programme include: John Lewis, Simmons, Medivet, Hatfield House and Audi to name just a few…
Students have been engaged in various activities including observing an operation on a cat, designing an advertising campaign, practising standing up on a paddle board, dressing up as a Celt for the week, making biscuits, cupcakes and gateaux’s for Simmons Bakery, working as a pharmacist overseeing the dispensing of medicine and working in a theatre company.
All students have returned from Work Experience with a new sense of pride, confidence, interpersonal skills and a rejuvenated focus on the importance of academic achievement. Many students appreciate being treated as an adult and respond well to being given responsibility. If you are a business that has supported our Year 10 students – thank you very much!
Thank you to the parents who found placements for their children, transported them during the week and also reinforced the importance of the right attitude and work ethic during the week. We have worked hard to stress this here in school and the support from home is so important – thank you.
Sincere thanks and gratitude goes to Mrs Mountford and all colleagues at the school that have visited students at their place of work. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Daniela Quaresma performed absolutely great on her work experience last week with us here at Celtic Harmony Camp. She really got stuck in with helping the staff. She was happy to do the mundane jobs of sweeping the cafe or tidying activities. Daniela did a superb job of joining in with the children and interacted with them really well. She was extremely helpful and was an important part of the education officers running the day with ease. All the staff agreed, she was lovely to work with and it was a pleasure to have her. We wish her all the best with her studies.
Luca Parrella, Heritage Director, Celtic Harmony Camp
Attila is the best dressed person in the building!!
Hilary Rogers, Isuzu Trucks