Y9 Cornwall Skills Show

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in News | No Comments

It was an absolute pleasure to take all of our Year 9 students on 4 coaches to the Cornwall Skills show at the Royal showground in Wadebridge on Tuesday 8th October. The students had already had an assembly led by Dave Sellars, our Cornwall enterprise coordinator who was part of the team that organised the event. This was to allow the students to do some research and thinking prior to the event about what sectors interest them and which stands they wanted to visit and what questions they could ask employers. They found out about the event which  included sectors in Food & Farming, Space & Aerospace, Tourism, hospitality and leisure, Creative & digital, Finance, legal & retail as well as Health, public services & social care. It was great to see prior to the event how much our students were looking forward to it, the day did not disappoint, there were over 2000 students there from different schools in Cornwall.

Our students were fantastic on the day and it was wonderful to hear so many of the employers speaking highly of our students and their willingness to ask questions and get involved with challenges and activities. Our students could have spent more time learning about the different sectors then we had at the event, all 200 students conducted themselves amazingly well and were an absolute pleasure to take.

This is the first time as a school that we have taken a complete year group to an event like this and our Year 9’s were a total credit to our school. The event and the day was a real success, it was also great that so many year 9 tutors joined us allowing them to build their career knowledge to support our students in this important year when students will make Option choices.