Students learn about future careers

Pool Academy students have been learning about possible future careers thanks to the help of professionals.

Nicola Grenfell, the school’s Careers Advisor, has organised an eight-week programme called I Love My Job for students in Year 7.

Each week a different professional visits to speak and take part in a question and answer session with a group of students. The students then report back to their peers with their answers so everyone learns.

Professionals visiting the school will  include Phillip Cowell from Avanti Communications, Chris Philips from the Growth Hub and a former student who now works in a care home for people with dementia.

Mrs Grenfell said: “We want to introduce students to as many different jobs as we can. This will help the Year 7 students start thinking about what professions there are available to them when they leave school. It could also help them to select their options and work experience placements in the future.”

There are also currently nine Year 10 students out on placement at RNAS Culdrose Royal Naval Air Station near Helston. They have been taking part in a number of different activities to introduce them to what life at the base is like.

Mrs Grenfell said she has been given positive feedback about the students taking part.

She said: “I went to see them on Wednesday and the students were all really positive about the experience. They said they were loving their time there.

“They also received some really fantastic feedback. They were described as polite and well behaved.”

Christiana Richardson