Here at Abbot’s Lea School we are ambitious about our students’ future and are committed to providing equal opportunity for sustainable adult lives and ecomomic independence. As part of our commitment to the National Careers Strategy and our innovative ALS Employability Curriculum, on the 16th May 2019 we were joined by 12 local employers from the World of Work for our Primary Careers Carousel.
We welcomed STEM engineers, Cabin Crew, Police Officers, Firefighters, Royal Navy Scuba Divers, NHS Nurses, local Pony Breeders and even a Bee Keeper – as well as volunteers from the Scouts, Animal Rescue and the Royal National Life Boat Institution. The students’ seized the opportunity to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace.
We thank all of the volunteers for this amazing opportunity – and well done to our students’ for demonstrating superb social skills and engaging with the wider community.
“This was the best day ever, I liked all of it – I’ve lot’s of ideas now.” Alex,Year 5
“I’m going to work hard because the environment is important to me, I’d like a job looking after it.” Jack,Year 5
” I think I’d like to work in the police, maybe not a police officer but with the team” James, Year 6.
“Thank you for the most amazing morning. You are all so passionate, excited, kind and caring students who will go far! Your creative minds are what Jaguar LandRover seek in individuals. Never give up on your dreams – you can do anything you put your mind to!” Danielle Flynn, Standards and Control Engineer,Jaguar LandRover.
“An amazing school – the children were so engaging, I enjoyed the morning too – teaching them to bandage, use an oxygen mask and listen to their heart with a stethoscope. I would love to come back again!” Adam Crosby, NHS Nurse
“It was an absolute privilege to be invited to your school and talk about the Royal Navy Diving Branch” Will Morrison Mine Clearance Diver , The Royal Navy.
“Thank you so much – what a lovely morning. All pupils’ were polite, interested and asked some amazing questions as we talked about microchipping and scanning pets and the rescuing and re-homing of stray animals. The students’ were an absolute pleasure.” Tina Sherriff, Animal Rescue.
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