The Careers Programme focuses on girls developing their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence by a process of discovery. In Year 7, girls use their imaginations to project into the future and our Careers Days in Years 8 to 9 give girls the chance to experience team-building at first hand. We also run a Year 8 Survival Day which involves building shelters and learning how to categorise rare breed sheep in a unique collaboration with Earth Trust and Little Wittenham Farm.
‘I got better at doing practical things during the day but best of all I discovered I love leading and persuading other people to listen to my ideas!’
Year 9 girls discover more about their values and about role models by getting stuck into our own Getting Ready for your Working Lives programme, which includes a day at work with a relative or family friend. We also work with Bright Green Enterprise who run an entrepreneurial day with a focus on creating a product that would be of practical use in the developing world.
‘I thought today was really useful and I think was a good taster for real life and managing problems’ Saffron, Year 9
‘Really helped me with public speaking and also raised my awareness of environmental issues’ Kate, Year 9
‘Really exciting and relevant to us!’ Rowan, Year 9
Bright Green Enterprise Day for Year Nine