Published on - 04-07-2019
TO PARENTS / GUARDIAN OF ALL STUDENTS
2 July 2019
Dear Parent / Guardian
I am writing to inform you of the programme for our third Drop-Down Day of the academic year, which takes place on Wednesday, 10 July.
Drop-Down days are an important element of our school learning journey as they allow our students to find out more about a particular aspect of the curriculum. During Drop-Down days, rather than study their normal, time-tabled lessons, students take part in activities that are designed to be enriching, thought-provoking and engaging.
The theme for the final drop down day of this academic year will be Careers &
Enterprise. Throughout the day, our students will take part in workshops and assemblies which relate to the world of further education and work. You can read more about our commitment to Careers & Enterprise on our School website. This includes information for you as a parent about careers and how you can support your child in the choices they make as they grow up.
On the day itself, the following activities include - but are not limited to:
Year 7 & 8 will participate in a series of ‘Careers Quests’ where they will meet various employers from Hampshire and explore what the world of work looks like from different job and industry perspectives.
Year 9 will focus on workshops targeted at developing understanding of apprenticeships, careers research, managing finances and CV writing as well as a chance to meet an employer.
Year 10 will work on an extensive ‘Learn to Earn’ series of workshops developing the themes at a higher level compared to Years 7 – 9.
We look forward to welcoming The Basingstoke Consortium & Employer Partners (Year7-8), Southern Universities Network Alliance (Year 9) and Young Enterprise (Year10) who are supporting delivery of many of these sessions along with our dedicated staff team.
We very much hope that your child enjoys the day and gains a deeper understanding of such an important topic.
Mr David Watkins
Deputy Head Teacher