Take Your Daughter to Work Day (Year 8)
Placements ranged from Abbey Primary School to Wrythe Green Surgery. Students were asked to complete a workbook or small diary of the day. From the journey to work to dealing with stress at work.
Some students’ responses to taking part were
- ‘It was very good, I learned how to use the machines, l also learnt how to check that the component was the correct size and that it matched the drawing’
- ‘ 2 trains to and from, it was loud, hot and sweaty’
- ‘ learnt how to talk to and serve the customers. How to deal with real life situations.’
- ‘I had great fun working, as I got to learn lots of skills and meet a lot of nice people. Remaining calm was key in this job and to be mentally and physically fit was really important.’
- ‘I loved it because it makes you realise what it would be like when you are older. I wish I could work here everyday’
- ‘I learnt how to change the way I talk to different people in different ways’
- Some employer responses to what went well or what could make it better were
- ‘Sending Charlotte again’
- ‘Can we have them for 2 days please’
- ‘for Jess to do all my work and then I can sit down all day’
On Friday morning we had a debrief session. The girls were asked to sit in different areas depending on their job type. The largest groups were those who worked in an office, business environment or financial industry. In their groups they discussed the sort of work they did and if they learnt any words that are used in that particular industry. We then asked for feedback on what employability skills were used. It showed that it didn’t matter what type of work you do, a majority of employability skills are needed and therefore transferable to any workplace.
When asked if they would like to do the jobs for real. It was a resounding YES.
So thanks to everyone who took part – the girls really enjoyed themselves
Mrs J Greenland, Work-Related Learning Co-ordinator