On 7th March 2016, 36 Year 6 Drayton Park School students took part in a Primary WorkOut. 3 work guests visited the School – Zee Razaq (Santander), Laura Austin (John Lewis) and Charlotte Bisson (IBM) who were questioned about their job. After a short introduction assembly, class groups rotated around the 3 work guests interviewing them about their experiences of work. First they spent five minutes asking closed questions to guess the guest’s job, then 15-20 minutes of open questions to find out what it’s really like to do that job.
100% of students agreed or strongly agreed with the statement ‘I enjoyed the session’.
100% of students agreed or strongly agreed with the statement ‘I learned a lot about work’.
100% of students agreed or strongly agreed with the statement ‘Now I have an idea of what job I want to do when I am older’.
100% of students agreed or strongly agreed with the statement ‘Now I am more interested to find out about jobs’.
‘I enjoyed listening to positive answers to the questions. It was really interesting’, said a Year 6 Drayton Park Student
‘I really enjoyed the session and now I know what I want to be when I am older’, said a Year 6 Drayton Park Student
‘I enjoyed finding out facts about people’s jobs and it gave me a lot of information about my future’, said a Year 6 Drayton Park Student
The work guests who took part commented as follows: ‘I was very impressed with how excited and enthusiastic the students were when they found out what my job was. It was really good fun. I think the guessing of jobs is a really good idea and works really well’. Charlotte Bisson of IBM
‘Some very imaginative young people and open minded’. Laura Austin of John Lewis ‘I enjoyed the whole session.
The students were very open minded in their questions and the event was run very well’. Zee Razaq of Santander
Drayton Park School teachers who were involved on the day gave the following feedback: 100% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed with the statement ‘The pupils had a good opportunity to develop communication skills’.
100% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed with the statement ‘The session helped students develop their self-confidence’.
100% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed with the statement ‘The pupils learned a lot about the world of work’. ‘Good opportunity to ask questions. Students learned about ‘work life’ in general as well as actual careers’. Miss Hammond, Drayton Park School
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