World of Work Day Goes Ahead Virtually

Year 9 students from St Benedict’s Catholic High School have recently taken part in their annual World of Work Day, giving them an insight into what life will be like after their school education.

The event was virtual again this year due to Covid restrictions, with students hearing form a variety of local business people, including Lakes College, Persimmon Homes and ITV Border News, as well as talks from Hello Futures.

Vicky Ritson from Inspira helped to organise the event, she said:

“We have a long association with St Benedict’s WoW Day, it’s such a shame that we couldn’t be there in person, alongside the various employers we usually invite to “speed network”. We were delighted to help the school adapt to an alternative format, ensuring, as far as possible, students continue to have access to careers information, advice & guidance.”  

Mrs Kelso, Careers Lead at St Benedict’s commented:

Knowing what careers are available and how to develop the skills and knowledge to be successful in them is important for all our students.

Year 9 are about to choose their options and this day has helped them to see their strengths and raise awareness of what is out there both locally and nationally. We really appreciate all of the wide and varied contributions that made our day so successful.

Gary Martin, from Lakes College and Enterprise Advisor for the school was one of the guest speakers. He commented:

“The World of Work day, and all careers advice aspects of the curriculum are essential to give students the opportunity to investigate different career opportunities and give them focus and support to plan for their chosen career choice.”

The Year 9 students will be shortly choosing their Options for their GCSE’s, so this event is a key one to help them in making their decisions. The students thoroughly enjoyed the day and have all fed back that they learned a lot.

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