World of Work Days
Beth Nicholls, PPM's Communication and Development Officer visited a number of local Cumbrian schools over the past two weeks, to assist with their World of Work days.
Beth assisted Inspira, who had organised the World of Work events along with the schools, to ensure that pupils are aware of opportunities available to them within Cumbria and also to provide an opportunity for them to participate in a mock interview with local employers. The schools' Beth attended included, St Benedict's Catholic High School in Whitehaven, Netherhall School at Maryport and Workington Academy.
Mr Smith, Executive Headteacher at St Benedict's Catholic High School said -
"On behalf of St Benedict’s Catholic High School, may we take this opportunity to thank you for your valued participation in our annual World of Work Day. As a school and community of faith, the spiritual and academic growth of our students is at the forefront of everything we do. We believe that events, such as the World of Work Day, help equip our young people with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that the workplace demands; they are key in helping to develop our students into rounded individuals, armed with the right skills and the right behaviours. We originally launched the World of Work Day in 2011 and are delighted that it has grown into a most invaluable, and indeed popular experience for our students. Valued contributions from business, industry and individuals help to ensure that our young people are prepared when they start to think about their GCSE options, the possibilities open to them career wise and the growing prospects available locally. Once again, may we thank you for coming into school to work with our students and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future"
PPM look forward to continuing to work with our local schools and Inspira to ensure local young adults are equipt for the working world.