Year 10 World of Work Event - Thursday 15 March
12 Cotham alumni and 8 parents plus 21 civil servants and 3 Future First presenters made our first World of Work event for Year 10 students a great success. All students attended sessions on Work Experience Preparation, Getting a Job, Interviews, and "Who Am I?" and had a 1:1 mock interview which they really seemed to value.
Our visitors were very impressed with our students. The civil servant who lead the mock interviews said: "...although the majority (of students) were clearly nervous, they all did their best and listened to the feedback from the interviewers. They were a credit to the school". Whilst Future First, our alumni association who lead the other three sessions, said "the students were absolutely brilliant... and it was a real pleasure to see them so engaged in discussion with the alumni and other volunteers".
Students appreciated hearing from alumni that it's alright not knowing what you want to do when you leave school and enjoyed hearing our visitors' stories of their experiences in the world of work and the advice they offered.
We are very grateful to all who gave their time to help our students in this way.
Photos of the morning are available here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ygwrbvfB3Mc8grZ72