Every Wednesday afternoon our sixth form students have a PSHCE lesson. Sometimes Year 12 and 13 students listen to a guest speaker together, sometimes they listen to different speakers and sometimes they spend time with our experienced staff. This weekly lesson is all about supporting our students for life after sixth form, making sure they are armed with knowledge, know what options are available to them and to help guide them to make informed decisions.
Last week our Year 12 students listened to a guest speaker, Phil Fraser. An experienced business entrepreneur who now focusses on business coaching and mentoring. He talked through his personal career history, what to do and not to do when applying for a job and attending interviews. He stressed the importance of work experience and to understand the marketplace you want to peruse a career in and to make sure you have pivotal industry knowledge. The session ended with his ‘Seven Secrets to Getting a Great Job’. Such a valuable talk from someone who really knows what he’s on about.
Meanwhile our Year 13 students were listening to a talk from Project Trust who have spent the last 50+ years inspiring young people to explore their potential with a gap year abroad. They spoke to our students about the opportunity they can provide after completing their A Levels. They provide ethical international volunteering opportunities for young people and since 1967, over 8000 Project Trust Volunteers have developed new skills, learned from another culture and contributed to a community abroad. The talk was exciting and got some of our Year 13 students thinking about life after sixth form.
Thank you to both our key speakers for taking the time to come and talk to our students.