Whilst our younger students were on Enrichment Days, our Year 10 students were gaining first-hand experience of the world of work and taking up placements within the wider community last week.  Many worked in areas to support their career choices further down the line, whilst others explored new skills and ideas which may help their subject choices later.  We are very grateful to business partners who invested their time and experience in our students. 

We have had positive feedback from business, of which some examples are:

“I am writing to let you know that Charlie was an absolute asset to your school! She was fantastic and fitted in to the team like a dream, it is very rare to find a 15 year old as switched on and willing to work as hard as she did. Although she was only with us for a short period of time she will be sorely missed and the only thing we regret is that she doesn’t live closer.

We hope Charlie all the best for the future and that if she ever needs a job we would happily take her on.”

“Megan was an absolute delight and a pleasure to work with.  She was so enthusiastic and loved working with the many artists - who gave her lots of tips.  She certainly grew in confidence as the week went on and came in for an extra day, on the Thursday, to work with our photographer.  She produced some great photos, which I have managed to email to her school account so that she can use them for a project at school. She is always welcome back and we hope to see her at our future Young@Art workshops.  We look forward to welcoming any of your students in the future and hope to hear from both the school and Megan soon.”

Well done to those involved and thank you to local businesses for your ongoing support.