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Harry from Grateley House passes his work experience with flying colours

Harry from Grateley House passes his work experience with flying colours image

Recently, a very brave group of young people from Grateley House School undertook a very exciting work experience week.


We decided to follow one young person’s journey out there into the wider world of work.


Harry went to the Museum of Army Flying, which is a British military aviation museum about the history of flying in the British Army.  Harry went for his interview, and was instantly engaging with the staff in the education department. 


He had a very busy start to his placement, as it was half term and jumped straight in helping children and adults to make a small clip using a piece of software called ‘Stop Animation’.  


He supported the children by making models and backgrounds, then filming their efforts as an animation, which will be used in the museum’s forthcoming celebrations.  After a very successful first day, Harry went unsupported the next day, which is a great achievement! 


The museum staff were very impressed, commenting in particular on his creativity, ability to listen to what the children wanted and interacting so well with them. They have asked if Harry can return in the future and have offered to write him a reference for the future. 


Joanna, the manager of the education department for the museum said, “We really enjoyed working with Harry over half term.  He picked up the stop animation very quickly and worked really well with the young families visiting over the two days.”


Since Harry has returned to school, he has discussed his work experience with great enthusiasm, recognising that he quite liked teaching children ‘arty things’ and ‘computers!’


Well done on your efforts Harry!