The week of February 27th was an exciting one for Year 10 at Presdales, taking them out of their classrooms and off to the world of work.
Local employers generously hosted students giving them a valuable insight into the working day of dentists, librarians, solicitors, vets and beauticians. Some students were able to return to their former primary schools in a different role and help out with hearing children read, teaching them songs and observing the daily life of primary children.
For some Year 10s, however, the lure of London proved irresistible and they sampled the rigours of commuting, before experiencing what it was like to join the work force.
Head of Year 10, Miss Louise Waite, said: ‘It was really lovely to go out and see some of the girls at their placements. They were just so competent in the various roles they were taking and interacted really well with adults.’
For all of the students, it was a not-to-be-missed opportunity to try something different – a chance to see what all the study and the exams are really preparing them for.