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National Careers Week


Last week was National Careers Week and our students took part in a number of projects and activities. The English department completed letters of application for a job in the catering industry.

DT looked at how a humble laptop is assembled. They talked about manufacturing and assembly jobs as well as working in places like scrap yards where items are dismantled and the materials recycled.

During Building Blocks, tutors led discussions around future career options and linked them to key skills which they have studied using Skills Builder.

On Thursday, Year 11 combined National Careers Week and World Book day with a visit from Joe and Mickey who are coaches from Plymouth Argyle FC. They discussed career and volunteer opportunities available working with a professional football team and the local community.

National Careers Week also saw the arrival of our well anticipated Sage barista coffee machine which was purchased locally from Owens Coffee Company in Ivybridge.

Ellis from Year 10 (pictured) has expressed an interesting in pursuing a career in the catering industry and will be our café mentor, working alongside our Key Stage 4 life skills group. Mrs. Jordan was delighted to try out a ‘flat white’ freshly prepared by Ellis on Friday.

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