14 Y11 students arrived at school for 8.30 on Saturday morning to attend the Worldskills Show at Birmingham NEC and it was well worth the effort. The event is a fantastic showcase of skills and apprenticeship opportunities, with large employers from Coca-Cola to Jaguar Land Rover, and young people from colleges around the country competing in skill areas from Theatre Make-up to Joinery and Digital skills.
“it was very helpful, it helps you gain skills and experience for the job you want to do. I got advice on being a paramedic’ Ebony Dooley “it was helpful, it taught me skills I would’nt necessarily think about, for example on the Army stand there were lots of jobs I was not aware of” Bethany Tonge “It was very helpful, the experience and knowledge from other people has helped me with my decisions. I am now considering apprenticeships in plumbing/electrical engineering and know more about how to apply” Josh Paling
We have new teams of anti-bullying ambassadors for Y8 and Y9 – see pictured. All have been trained in their new role and proudly wearing their purple ties. They have made a great start to the year with a range of activities during national Anti-bullying week. The theme of the week was ‘Choose Respect’ – Y9 Ambassadors sold wristbands to promote the message and raised £62, and Y8 Ambassadors promoted the ‘Wall of Respect’, getting lots of positive messages from students at breaks. Our Y10 Ambassadors are also still making a great contribution, delivering anti-bullying assemblies during the week. Ambassadors now have some great ideas to promote the anti-bullying message throughout the year, look out for further news!