307 mock interviews, 23 volunteer interviewers ... and 1 MP!
National Careers Week is a celebration of the very best of careers guidance and employment opportunities available across the UK – and it proved to be another incredibly busy and fulfilling week for the whole school.
There were over 305 mock interviews for Years 8 and 10, with the 23 interviewers coming from a wide variety of backgrounds including finance and investment, engineering, HM coastguard, accountancy, firefighter, university and college staff. We were delighted to welcome back many alumni who volunteered to be both interviewers and presenters throughout the 5 days.
The series of mock interviews proved to be a real learning experience, to not only find out what an interview feels like but also to better understand possible career choices. Every student who took part wrote a personal statement which formed the basis of their 10 minute interview.
There was also one MP present! Damian Hinds returned to lead an assembly where he talked to over 200 Year 7s about his own career and bravely took questions put to him by the audience.
URGENT APPEAL to those living in the Alton area and the local business community for used laptops that can be reconditioned and used for home schooling. Full press release here: https://t.co/ITvdOLubsZ https://t.co/Mq826wMzGq 2:21 PM - 12 Feb 2021
We are aware of sky broadband issues this morning affecting Alton and understand if this causes your child to not join home learning today. Please email us at email@example.com with the title 'Internet issues' to let us know you will not be attending lessons 11:50 AM - 08 Feb 2021
Mr Bufton: Cycling for Dementia. Our Year 8 Progress Leader is aiming to raise £500 for the Dementia Trust by cycling an amazing 250 miles in January! https://t.co/ieT0hXF3KF Any contribution would be very welcome. #HopefullyNoPunctures #KeepWarm https://t.co/3gqOTHvclB 4:55 PM - 08 Jan 2021