Every year the Sixth Form students at Hill House School organise a Career’s Week where all young people enjoy a whole range of different activities and experiences, learning all about the world of work.
As part of this, students replicated tasks and learnt about processes, following instructions and different job roles. We all looked at CV's and learnt how to complete an application form as well as how to prepare for job interviews, which is a great skill for the future.
An on-site shop was created where products that the sixth formers had made went on sale giving students the opportunity to learn about money handling and took turns at being the cashier! They also created a 'timesheet' for each day which they gave in at the end of the week, then receiving their salary.
We even had visitors in the form our local Police Officers, who told the students all about the job of being a policeman, while giving them the opportunity to sit in their car and even try on a police hat!
The week provided fun and interesting ways to learn about different jobs with our sixth form students who have been working on their OCR Life and Living skills award, were able to use these experiences to add to their award portfolio.
We can’t wait to see what they have planned for next year’s Career’s Week!