St Luke’s High in Barrhead hosts an I Can Do Anything day each year for their S2 students. A bunch of professionals are invited to spend the morning with the students, telling them about their profession and what they need to succeed. The professionals at the most recent event included a pilot; a nurse; a social worker; an IT specialist; a rock band; a police officer and a welfare rights officer, to name but a few. A lot of what the students learn from each professional is different – but a lot of what they hear throughout the morning is the same… Adele Simpson, Principal Teacher of Enterprise & Creativity explains. Click the soundcloud link below.
The student evaluation also shows how worthwhile an event of this nature is in helping them to get to grips with the transferable skills involved in the world of work. And they thought it was great fun.
Finally – the all important slide that focussed the group discussions and kept the students on track.
I’m sure there are a whole host of examples of similar work going on in other secondaries. Why don’t you get in touch with me so I can share your good practice too.