Take your child to work day

19 Mar
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Children got the opportunity to learn about the world of work when they spent a day shadowing their parents.

Chase High School, in Westcliff, sent Year 7 and 8 students into the wider world as part of its revised careers provision.

The Take Your Child to Work Day saw students take on roles such as captain of a boat, working in shops, teaching lessons at primary school, wiring plugs, caring for the elderly, analysing data for Southend Council and visiting Parliament.

A review of the school’s careers provision has also seen the introduction of –

  • careers networking events to give students an opportunity to build their own network to help them on their journey
  • work experience for Year 10 and 12
  • alumni guest speakers
  • careers within the curriculum
  • careers platform Unifrog to support transition

Edel Donlon, careers lead, said: “The careers department at Chase High School have reviewed the career provision across the whole school and have launched some new, exciting concepts to improve aspiration, character and excellence.

“It was so lovely to hear the students talk about the day with such excitement. We are very grateful for all the opportunities parents and carers arranged for their children. We hope the exposure students got to the world of work helps them to prepare for the future.

“We had fantastic feedback from students, parents and employers.”

Article Written by Kelly Louise Clark - words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk