Our Sixth Formers were treated to some Blowleaf career presentations and talks on both Wednesday 29th September and on Friday 1st October in the Drama Studio, to complement the PSHE programme that they are currently completing based on degree research, making decisions, formulating and updating CVs, application letters, personal statements for UCAS and how to best prepare for an interview.
They had an exciting agenda delivered to them based around these key skills and important processes to help them prepare for their next steps in their academic and professional lives.
We had Daine Ferguson opening the session to our Sixth Formers and welcoming other keynote speakers; which included: Sarah Sealey, an Actress and professional Voiceover, Alex Stirling, a Practical Skills Advisor, Alan Lock, a Mental Resilience Coach along with pre-recorded bespoke presentations for More House School made by David Glenwright, a Practical Skills Coach and Social Media Specialist.
The Sixth Form were very excited and showed great enthusiasm for all the presentations delivered to them, which opened up some fantastic dialogue about future career planning, what they should do to make their ‘career vehicle’ the best it can be and how to make social media work hard for them when it comes to opening up future interview, apprenticeship and employment prospects. We had some fantastic questions being asked, which showed how much our More House students were motivated and interested by what was being presented to them. Plenty of students were making fantastic notes and jotting down some key pieces of information along with some top tips on how to excel in CV and personal statement writing and how to present yourself at assessment days or at interviews.
May we extend a huge thanks to Daine and his Blowleaf team for all they have offered the Sixth Form students here at More House. Both Mr Benskin and the Sixth Form were very grateful for their insights and experience in this field.
We look forward to the next series of workshops that we know the Sixth Form are already talking about and have been requesting. Who knew that careers guidance and support could generate such a buzz in the air?