For the final week of our workshops with Liz, Viv and Jan from Job Centre Plus we discussed interviews. Students came to school dressed in smart clothes ready to take part in a mock interview. All the students did amazingly well and had it been a real interview they would all have got a job!
Some of our Post 16 students are taking part in a Careers based workshop delivered by Liz, Viv and Jan from Job Centre Plus. Skills covered so far include identifying positive traits and strengths, looking at different job roles and considering jobs that may be available in the future as well as jobs that are disappearing. Students also thought about how they used different employability skills in their everyday lives such as flexibility, team work, courtesy and having a positive attitude.
UP16 planned, prepared and completed their Christmas enterprise project. The class successful hand made 74 fabric stockings containing some homemade cat and dog treats. We thank everybody who supported this project and we truly hope your pets enjoyed a little treat over the Christmas period.
Joe Jones from the Mencap 'Employ Me' scheme has recently started work with Post 16 students. The 'Employ Me' scheme aims to equip students with the experiences and skills, including work experience where appropriate, to find successful employment opportunities once they leave school. Students have weekly sessions where they work on a variety of tasks to develop their employability skills.
Post 16 welcomed Mike and Oscar from Mike Poole Decorating Services into school. We had a fantastic morning learning about how to be a painter and decorator, training requirements, qualifications and tools of the trade. The students were also able to be involved with a practical session where they used brushes, rollers and lining paper to develop their own decorating skills.
Lower Post 16 have just completed their enterprise project which this year was to make Halloween treat bags in a Covid safe environment. The students researched different festivals and occasions then chose to focus on Halloween. They looked at what merchandise was available and what would be safe to produce. They then advertised their product with posters around school and via email, took orders, packed and finally delivered their product. In total they raised over £50 which will be donated to a local charity.
Working on the market in Kempston
Upper Post 16 students have taken their enterprise project into the community. The class decided to use their home grown tomatoes to make a tomato chutney. Students have worked incredibly hard to plan, prepare and produce a delicious Tomato chutney, including a chilli chutney too!
Thank you to everyone for supporting us!