Last Monday, Year 10s were treated to a series of talks from visitors who spoke about their careers. They heard about publishing, working in banking and starting one’s own business among other things, and the pupils were able to ask questions about the decisions the speakers made on the way to getting where they are. Some good stories of famous people and some more sobering accounts of low points in careers made for an interesting morning. Between sessions, pupils engaged in some light-hearted quiz questions (is it true that the name of our Lord Chief Justice is Lord Judge?) and the winners were appropriately rewarded with chocolate.
The pupils might not necessarily follow these speakers into their specific careers, but it was good for them to hear about different lines of work and experiences. A common thread throughout was that work can be very hard but it is also very enjoyable, and it is important for each individual to find the career that interests and inspires them.