STUDENTS PREPARE FOR THEIR FUTURE
On Friday 31st January, Year 10 and 11 students at Stockland Green School had the occasion to really consider their futures.
Year Ten students had the amazing opportunity to travel to three South and City College campuses which are situated across Birmingham at Digbeth, Bordesley Green and Hall Green. The Colleges had kindly offered to take the students for a day and showcase a wide variety of courses through taster sessions. The students had decided a week before which sessions they wished to try out. There was a wide choice which ranged from Construction, Catering, Business, Games Development, Hairdressing, Childcare and Travel and Tourism.
All the students had an amazing time and on their return to school in the afternoon they were able to begin thinking about their college applications next year and completed an application form.
We would like to thank Sabrina Bennett, the School Liaison Representative at South and City College for all her hard work as well as the Year Ten tutors and Mr Birch who accompanied the students.
Year 11 students had a more nerve wracking experience. They had to face a mock interview with outside volunteers from industry. Students were asked to prepare an application letter and form for their dream job. They had a spent a number of weeks writing this and they were then allocated to a twenty minutes interview with one of our amazing volunteers, many of whom come each year to help specifically with this event.
There were a wide range of jobs applied for, such as a neurosurgeon, lots of dentists, a pilot, a dog handler and one or two solicitors. Some people also wanted to be the manager of a football club!
Each student was given an interview time and they arrived looking exceptionally smart in their business dress, but also rather nervous. Marsela, a Year 11 student who wants to be a journalist, said "The morning was really useful and although I was nervous I enjoyed it in the end."
The interviewers were very complimentary about the students and how they had prepared and responded to the challenge.
Sally Crump, Head of Careers at Stockland Green School said "The day was really successful for all the students in Years 10 and 11. They found out lots about applying for college and future employment."