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Things I’ll miss about Fyling Hall

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With Half Term fast approaching, I already know that there are things I’ll miss about Fyling Hall. I will go back to Spain for ten days. I am so excited, I want to see my friends and family, but these are some of the things I shall miss. For example, the teachers. It is very motivating to see that my teachers truly care and want us to improve our English and learn new things. It […]

Pupils actively engaging in sport

Pupils actively engaging in sport

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It has been great to see so many pupils actively engaging in sport this term, not just in games lessons but also school fixtures.  There has been a real desire for pupils to take part in competitive sports, which have included hockey, rugby and cross country running.  The first of three Scarborough and district schools cross country events saw over 100 pupils from each year group compete.  Whilst running is not always the most popular […]

Learning for Life

Learning for Life

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For the first time in eight years I don’t have a Tutor Group. Instead, this year I have eleven, sort of. Part of my role is Learning for Life Coordinator which means I’m in the unenviable position of overseeing our programme of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Economics education) as well as supporting each Tutor and three groups as well as running our assembles and our guest speakers. All of this is what we call Learning for Life. We’ve […]

The help of our wonderful gardeners

The help of our wonderful gardeners

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As part of their science topic on ‘Life Cycles’ the Y6 students are learning about reproduction in plants, and, with the help of our wonderful gardeners, have taken cuttings from a honeysuckle plant and planted wild cherry seeds and beech nuts. They are hoping that they will grow into bushes and trees eventually! A big thank you to Trevor and Marina. Karen Richardson, Junior School Teacher #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own […]

Fascinating keyboard instruments

Fascinating keyboard instruments

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On Friday the 8th of October, a group of aspiring musicians ventured out into Lythe; their sole mission to learn about the fascinating keyboard instruments: the clavichord and the concert grand-piano. Used largely during the Baroque, Classical and Renaissance periods, the clavichord’s spell-binding music had our group in raptures as our guide played a Bach piece, the sound sweetly serenading our ears and lulling some into an awe-inspired trance. But our exploration of the clavichord […]

Many congratulations to Ms Jackson

Many congratulations to Ms Jackson

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Many congratulations to Ms Jackson, HLTA, Careers, Librarian, who on Sunday 3rd, ran the London Marathon. It took her 3hrs and 48 mins and is the 4th marathon she has completed. “The crowd were absolutely incredible with their support and kept me running during the last few painful miles! My family were also amazing.” Ms Jackson went on to comment, “I have a Just Giving website and am raising money for Young Minds, which I thinking […]

Being a boarder has always been fun

Being a boarder has always been fun

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Being a boarder has always been fun and now everything is starting to go back to normal. I can hardly believe it is October already! Time has flown by since we came back to school. We have had a lot of new students from all different parts of the world: Germany, Spain, France, Russia, Hong Kong, China and more! New friendships are being made, and we also have our own new boarder, Bailey the dog! […]

The start to this year's fundraising

The start to this year’s fundraising

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Last night saw the start to this year’s fundraising . . . although, strictly speaking, this first event was not a money raising event. It was more about everyone in the school community getting together, from the junior school parents and teachers to the senior parents and teachers. “After such a crazy couple of years we feel like this has been long awaited,” commented head students, Josh and Liv. The quiz night was hosted by […]

Why is history important?

Why is history important?

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Why is history important? In History Club this week we discussed this very question! Student David suggested that it teaches us about things that happened in the past, so that we can learn from them and not make the same mistakes. It is also important to remember those people who have contributed so much to the way we live today, inventors, artists, writers, soldiers and sailors, and many more. Many of these people were not […]

Brand new team of Librarians

Brand new team of Librarians

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We are excited to now have a brand new team of Librarians at Fyling Hall. They are from Year 7; Verity, Skye, Bonnie, Belle and Tabby. Our Year 8s are Anya, Diana, Edward and Isabelle and from Year 10 we have Olivia (our Head Librarian) and Josh. Our new Librarians have lots of great ideas to improve the Library and they help look after it each break time, on a rota basis. We are lucky to […]

The joy of Year 7 science

The joy of Year 7 science

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Oh the joy of Year 7 science! I’ve been teaching Year 7 science for eight years now (most of the time all of it, sometimes, as this year, the Chemistry and Physics components).  I love it for loads of reasons, but here’s three: Year 7 Display Poster Firstly, it’s not a subject. It’s not a body of knowledge that needs to be poured into empty minds. It’s not a list of things to remember or […]

Boarders celebrate German culture

Boarders celebrate German culture

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Fyling Hall boarders chose Friday 1st October as the night to celebrate German culture with German night. Our German students decided what food to put on the menu and also assembled an amazing (and quite tricky!) quiz. The boarding community feasted on a meal of currywurst and pretzels, and then competed to win a variety of prizes. But what did they have to say about the evening? ‘We had a very exciting quiz about Germany and […]

A trip to the Stephen Joseph Theatre

A trip to the Stephen Joseph Theatre

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On Friday 1st October, Years 10-13 drama students took a trip to the Stephen Joseph Theatre to watch the performance of “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde”. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, this production adapted and directed by Nick Lane was thrilling from beginning to end. This gripping production was brilliantly executed, and it is safe to say that it was some of the best live acting I have […]

Year 5 and 6's fantastic week at Bewerley Park

Year 5 and 6’s fantastic week at Bewerley Park

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Year 5 and 6 had a fantastic week at Bewerley Park. On the first day of their school residential the children headed straight for the lake to learn how to canoe. The weather was beautiful making this activity even better. Watching the children work together as a team to manoeuvre around the lake was great to see, they played football, raced round an island and thoroughly enjoyed catching Mr Parker in his canoe. Our first […]

A message from our Head Girl and Head Boy

A message from our Head Girl and Head Boy

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As the newly appointed Head Girl and Head Boy, we wanted to start the academic year off updating you on just a few of our upcoming events that we have planned.  We have set ourselves a target of raising £5000 over the next academic year to be split between our chosen charities and funds for school (to be decided).  The charities we have chosen are Neoangels a charity close to Olivia’s heart, who help support […]

Reporting live from the English rooms

Reporting live from the English rooms

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Hello everyone and welcome back, English students! It’s Mrs Milner here, reporting live from the English rooms on this beautiful sunny Wednesday lunchtime. I have a few minutes left before the next lesson to let you know what I’ve been up to since my last blog.  Year 7 English Firstly, I’d like to welcome my new Year 7 class to Fyling Hall School. Good to see you all! We are kicking off this half term by reading a Michael Morpurgo novel called ‘Private Peaceful’. We have already learned about the […]

Taking this year's mathematicians to their next level

Taking this year’s mathematicians to their next level

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We have a new year ahead of us and I am thrilled to be back teaching in the classroom after a lovely long Summer break which was well deserved by all. We bid farewell to last year’s GCSE and A Level students as well as our much-loved former Head of Maths Ms Mitchell, and welcome some familiar faces in the new year groups as well as some new faces, both pupils and staff. Assisting me […]

A fairy glade, fungi and fun in the sun

A fairy glade, fungi and fun in the sun

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With the Year 5 and 6 pupils away at Bewerley, our Years R to 4 enjoyed a fairy glade, fungi and fun in the sun at fabulous Falling Foss. We left May Beck in glorious sunshine, 17 excited children and two just as excited dogs. On our way along the trail we spotted a wonderful Fly Agaric mushroom before arriving at the ‘Gruffalo Wood’ for a very competitive game of hide and seek amongst the […]

A placement at our wonderful school

A placement at our wonderful school

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We are often asked by student teachers if they can come to our wonderful school on placement and it is something I am keen to encourage; observing other teachers teach gives them valuable insight into the profession. Some of the students are ex pupils, some want to experience a private school, some want to see forest school, some our small classes and some to see how our pupils from around the world are taught but […]

a creative writing workshop day called 'What If?'

A creative writing workshop day called “What if?”

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We are running a creative writing workshop day called ‘What If?’. We’re inviting just 4 primary schools in the area to send up to 15 pupils from Year 6 (or Year 5 to make up numbers) to take part, learn advanced secrets of creative writing and illustration and then return to you to write their stories within three weeks and then send them back to us to be published in an anthology. The workshop will […]

Our informal Stay and Play sessions

Our informal Stay and Play sessions

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Please come and join us for our informal Stay and Play sessions in our Junior School. We will hold two sessions on Wednesday 20th October & Friday, 12th November from 1-3pm. Each session will include: A chance to experience our unique learning environmentMeet our staff and pupilsArts and crafts sessionA Forest School treasure huntHot chocolate and marshmallows Selecting your child’s first school is a daunting decision and to help with this we would like to […]

Representing Fyling Hall in a team sports fixture

Representing Fyling Hall in a team sports fixture

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When was the last time a Fyling Hall student had the honour of representing their school in a team sports fixture? Can you believe it has been 562 days? Since March 9th 2020 our sports lessons have continued with as much normality as we could achieve under varying circumstances. While the benefits of these lessons are still pertinent, to the bodies and minds of growing children they seemed hollow and meaningless. The children struggled to […]

Not too dependent on our mobile phones

Not too dependent on our mobile phones

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I think most would agree that we want to avoid not being too dependent on our mobile phones. Having so much time apart over the last 2 academic years during those times of isolation, technology helped out enormously and we all became used to using Teams and our phones to stay connected. With restrictions eased, it is great to be back together again as a school, having assemblies and lunches together, with a greater semblance of […]

Welcoming students from all over the world

Welcoming students from all over the world

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Welcoming students from all over the world is a delight! Hello everyone, and welcome back! I’m Miss Havelock, and I’m currently teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) while Mrs Jeeves is on maternity leave. That means I’ve had the delight of welcoming a whole host of students from all over the world into my classroom over the last two weeks. Each student who walks through the door of the ESL classroom is asked where […]

Clubs and Societies are ready to start once more

Clubs and Societies are ready to start once more

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Following a great start to the term with lots of enthusiasm and excitement all around the school, our Clubs and Societies are ready to start once more. The idea behind our Clubs and Societies is to develop interests and advanced skills in extracurricular areas, opening students to new experiences as well as developing independence, employability, social skills and  of course, just having fun. There is no compulsion to attend (many students already do an enormous amount outside school) but we do encourage you to encourage them to give something a go and […]

The best way to improve yourself

The best way to improve yourself

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What is the best way to improve yourself? You can do so in a variety of ways, but as a PE teacher I was inspired to take part in sport from a young age. The main reason, if I’m truthful, was because I LOVE competition. I believe it is the best way to improve yourself both inside and out. Many people misunderstand what competition is and put it under the same label as “winning”. Competition […]

An in-depth look at the Georgian age

An in-depth look at the Georgian age

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In their last term, Year 8 students undertook an in-depth look at the Georgian age, comically referred to as the era of the “Four fat Georges”! While the first two Georges were not very prepossessing figures, being largely unable to speak English or understand much about English laws and customs, and were more concerned with spending time in Hanover, George III and his son George IV (Prinny) were rather more likeable characters. George III, nicknamed […]

Happy to be back in school

Happy to be back in school

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It has been a really wonderful first week back, with both our new pupils and existing pupils, happy to be back in school. We had our first whole Junior School assembly in the Barn, we sang hymns, we had lunch together, playtimes together and the sun even shone for us. Our first forest school session was glorious with the pupils happily playing with their new friends. On Friday I asked the children what they had […]

ready for the start of a new school year

Ready for the start of a new school year

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As both staff and pupils get ready for the start of a new school year, there are a lot of unseen things that go on behind the scenes to get things ready for the first day back.  Mrs Blackie in the office looks after the enrolments of new pupils throughout the summer break, sorting out paperwork, visas etc. for the new arrivals and organising new blazers and uniforms.  Mr Allen speaks to many new pupils […]

Our Golden Rules (part 2)

Our Golden Rules (part 2)

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Last year we did a whole school activity to understand the origin of The Golden Rule and need for some kind of ‘rules of engagement‘, some kind of standard to uphold when dealing with each other in a fair way in school. Each tutor group was tasked to discuss the issues and formulate their own versions with a view to an agreed standard being produced as a poster for each classroom. The idea was not […]

The wonderful music teachers we have at Fyling Hall

The wonderful music teachers we have at Fyling Hall

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Welcome to this little blog about the wonderful music teachers we have at Fyling Hall. My name is Mrs Swain (known as Miss Johnson before the Summer Holidays) and I am the Head of Music at Fyling Hall School. We are very lucky to have such fantastic musicians teaching one to one lessons to the pupils at Fyling Hall and I wanted to create this blog to allow you to meet them and to get […]

What makes our family atmosphere?

What makes our family atmosphere?

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With special insight into our international students, our Head of English as a Second Language asks what makes our family atmosphere? Coming to a boarding school in itself can be a nerve wracking experience. Leaving home for the first time, living with new friends, the different sights, sounds and smells around you. But this becomes harder if you are arriving in a new country with all new expectations and a language that you are unfamiliar […]

Welcoming new staff to Fyling Hall

Welcoming new staff to Fyling Hall

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“As ever at the start of the new academic year we are welcoming new staff to Fyling Hall.” So began our Headmaster’s update to parents prior to the start of the 2021-22 academic year.  Mr Allen’s update continued. . . . Mrs Jeeves starts her maternity leave until Easter and we wish her all the best. As cover, I am delighted to welcome Ms Corrigan and Ms Havelock to the staff. Ms Corrigan will oversee […]

Their own mini film project

Their own mini film project

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As we come to the end of term the temptation is to wind down, hang out on the tennis lawns and enjoy the sunshine. Not in the drama department! Year 9 and 10 were set a challenge to plan, film and star in their own mini film project entitled 24 hours at Fyling Hall. The resulting footage is hilarious and entertaining, thought provoking and moving. Year 10 produced a master piece shooting several sequences inspired […]

The Geography of Crime

The Geography of Crime

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The last topic that year 7 studied in Geography was ‘The Geography of Crime’! They looked at where crimes occur, what types of crimes there are, how criminals are deterred and how crimes can be stopped. Year 7 acted as detectives to solve a crime. A most heinous wrongdoing took place at Flying Hall School and one million pounds was stolen! Some of the prime characters are the headmaster, Mr Cranky, his secretary Ms Brownie, […]

Rockschool (RSL) leading the way

Rockschool (RSL) leading the way

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Despite many music exams still being recorded and marked digitally, it’s great to see Rockschool (RSL) leading the way once again with face-to-face appointments. Our very own super-confident Gracie jumped at the chance to do a real, live performance, and took her Grade 5 Singing exam in July at the Forum Music Centre in Darlington. RSL examiner Graham Sykes was absolutely blown away by Gracie, stating that her “vocal tone was superb throughout” and that […]

GCSE results are based entirely upon merit

GCSE results are based entirely upon merit

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Our Headmaster, Mr Steven Allen, reassured students that their GCSE results are based entirely upon merit.  “In keeping with our A-level results we are equally delighted with our GCSE results.  Experiencing sustained scrutiny over several weeks, we have every confidence in these results and are very proud of our students.” Once again, overall results are in line with the national averages and follow Fyling Hall’s historical results. A special mention must go to Emie-May, Hyunbin, […]

A-level results are testament to students' resilience

A-level results are testament to students’ resilience

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“This year’s A-level results are true testament to the resilience of our students, and we could not be more delighted.”  So commented Fyling Hall School’s Headmaster, Mr Steven Allen.  We are proud of all of our students with a special mention for our head students who all achieved A and A*s.  Importantly, all of Fyling Hall’s students have been awarded their first-choice university. Overall results are in line with the national averages. “As I have […]

Moving on to pastures new

Moving on to pastures new

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It is that time of year again when I have to wave a fond farewell to students who have finished their studies at Fyling Hall School and are moving on to pastures new. The last two years have been tough on both my 6th Formers and my Year 11 students as both year groups’ final two years, leading up to their exams, have been blighted by lockdowns and uncertainty. Take a look at a few […]

An exciting opportunity for drama students

An exciting opportunity for drama students

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Sixth Form drama students were given an exciting opportunity. On Tuesday 6th July pupils joined a workshop day, organised by Royal Northern College of Music. The workshops available covered diverse areas such as learning to improvise, acting and dance auditions, routes in TV and film and dealing with nerves.  We were also thrilled to take part in panel discussions with industry leading choreographers, musical directors, lighting and costume designers and directors.  The workshops were all […]

two days of intense hiking

Two days of intense hiking

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I swiftly and excitedly left the car, eager to see all my friends who were joining the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition, ready for two days of intense hiking.  We all had the same objectives: to conquer this challenging hike with sheer determination, and most importantly, to have a great time.  We were all armed with 18kg rucksacks and looking forward to having a brilliant two days, including one night at High Yedmandale Camp and Caravan Site.  Our small group of six sat around for a quick bag check, Mrs. Trotter ensuring she took some items from our kits to help lighten our rucksack load. This process […]

Exciting news for our boarders

Exciting news for our boarders

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Some exciting news for our boarders in September. As you maybe or not be aware I am a complete dog enthusiast!  I have grown up with an array of family dogs over the years and I have such fond memories of each and every one we have had.  My most memorable family dog was our gentle giant Pharaoh, who was a Newfoundland.  I remember going into my parents house and seeing this big mound of […]

Another bizarre year for Music and Drama

Another bizarre year for Music and Drama

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This year has been yet again another bizarre year for Music and Drama at Fyling Hall. We have had Year 11 and 13 exam concerts with no audience, a Fyling Hall’s Got Talent competition with only a handful of judges and the contestants, we even had an outdoor concert on the terrace to allow our Year 10 and 12 musicians the chance to perform. Although it has been another bizarre year for Music and Drama, […]

Fyling Hall has been amazing

Fyling Hall has been amazing

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2021 was my last year in Fyling Hall School, honestly stepping into a new phase in my life is quite challenging but Fyling Hall has helped me through this. Even now I still remember my arrival into this school. I was very closed off at first because I had just come from Nigeria. It was a bit of a culture shock, but I adapted quickly when I got to know how the people from Fyling Hall […]

One of our favourite events of the year

One of our favourite events of the year

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Speech Day is always one of our favourite events of the year. Call it Speech Day, Prizegiving or in the case of this year, End of Year Assembly, it is an opportunity to celebrate our pupils’ achievements. As has often been the case this year, we adapted our plans to ensure that students received the recognition they deserve. As Mr Allen advised parents, Unfortunately, after a lot of consideration we have made the difficult decision […]

Sixth Formers turn the tables

Sixth Formers turn the tables

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In their last week at Fyling Hall, our Sixth Formers took the opportunity turn the tables on those they’ve come to look up to as mentors.  Teachers are often the ones asking students the hard-hitting questions, not the other way around. Aside from the little information they might share in class, students don’t really get to do much asking. Now they ask these four questions: What’s the best thing about being a teacher?What was your most embarrassing […]

Our budding new historians

Our budding new historians

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Welcome to our budding new historians! This week was Year Six induction to secondary school History . . . all part of our Year Seven induction day! From Titanic coal to how the Georgians took tea, from ‘peace for our time’ to the Great Fire of London, Year Six have been unboxing our past and learning how historical sources (that’s ‘sources’, not ‘sauces’) have a story to tell! Secondary school level history can be a […]

When the whole school is doing something altogether

When the whole school is doing something altogether

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For a couple of weeks preceding the event, the mood around the school has been electric with the crackling anticipation of this, the greatest sporting event of the year. Groups of students from both Endeavour and Resolution houses alike could be seen huddled together in corners or sheltering in empty rooms whispering in excited tones, sizing up their competition and devising tactics to confirm victory. With lockdown having denied us a sports day last year there was so much riding on it this year and every student in the school knew it and, to greater […]

The resumption of old rivalries

The resumption of old rivalries

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July 1st saw the resumption of old rivalries once again facing each other.  Reds versus Blues in the annual Sports Day.  For the Blues this was not just a two year wait to see if they could prise the Athletics cup away from the Reds, but to put an end to an 10 year losing streak!  On paper the Blues had an excellent chance of winning this year, but as history has told this has […]

Year 10 Professional Work Experience

Year 10 professional work experience

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Along with many things, our Year 10 students have missed out on the normal professional work experience they would have taken part in this year. To make up for this we put together an intensive Professional Experience Skills event over two days. On day one we focused on the individual – students had the opportunity to compose their first CV and personal statement and have them evaluated. They took part in a mock job interview. They also […]