JHS Work Experience Celebration Evening

Year 10 Jack Hunt students recently completed their two weeks work experience, enabling them to gain knowledge and experience through Work Related Learning in the world of work. Two hundred and sixty two students aged 14-15 went out to 245 employers who represented 53 occupational areas. These included Sales, Hairdressing, Sports & Leisure, Dog Kennels, Mechanics and the Armed Forces. The School received huge amounts of praise and positive comments from employers and many students had a really memorable experience.

On Tuesday 28 June 2011 a Celebration Evening was held at the School for parents, employers and Governors to recognise the top 30 students who had been nominated to receive awards and these were presented by Headteacher, Pamela Kilbey.

The students nominated for an award showed a positive attitude from the start and exceeded all the School’s expectations. Whilst on their placements they displayed excellent communication skills, team work and enthusiasm. Some of the comments from employers included: “An excellent example of what Jack Hunt students can achieve”; “The best student we have had, if only we could keep her for longer”; and “So impressed that we have offered a weekend/holiday job and apprenticeship when the student leaves school”.

Carol Hinds, Work Experience Coordinator said, “The evening was an enormous success. Well done to all our Year 10 students, especially the top 30”.