This week, National Careers Week, is a celebration of careers guidance in education across the UK. This year, at Farnborough Hill, all pupils across the School participated in activities and talks centred around the 'world of work'. In PSHEE pupils carried out a plethora of activities, ranging from investigating job roles involved with the production and distribution of a chocolate bar, to identifying employability skills and work experience opportunities. On Tuesday and Thursday our Sixth Form students were invited to have professional headshot photos taken for their LinkedIn profiles.
On Wednesday lunchtime, which coincided with International Women's Day, we hosted the British Army. The soldiers carried out a ThinkTank talk, celebrating women in the British Army and discussed with pupils Army Medic roles, along with the educational sponsorship opportunities available within the Army.
During two Assemblies, both the Lower and Upper school heard from two Old Girls, Bethany Leversuch (2006) and Emma Lyddon (2017), who have gone on to differing career paths within social care. Bethany and Emma discussed their roles, including the positive and negatives of caring for others. They also shared tips to their younger selves, along with their fondest memories of Farnborough Hill.