This term a number of pupils have been doing work placements as part of their Career Pathway Programme. During the experience they gained a valuable insight into the world of work which will prepare them for their next steps post 16.
At St Rocco’s Hospice they spent 4 weeks as a mentor on the RocOn Project. The role was to support groups of year 3 pupils from Woolston C of E Primary exploring being part of the wider community. Our pupils assisted leading the group activities, drawing out thoughts, ideas and opinions from them. To gain more of an understanding our pupils helped them to make gratitude jars and created amazing pebbles with a personal and inspiring message to share in different parts of the community.
Other students worked alongside the coaches at the Wolves Foundation delivering rugby to various primary schools in Warrington over 2 weeks. They were a real asset to the caoching team and showed intiative and creativity to ensure each pupil in the sessions manged to participate whatever their skill level or ability.
James Johnson the Community Rugby League Coach from the Wolves Foundation has invited them to assisist in the Rugby Festival involving all the Primary schools in Warrington. They have demonstrated many skills and characteristics that will benefit any future employer.
The feedback from the employers was exemplary, commenting on their commitment, enthusiasm and ability to adapt to different situations in a mature and professional way.