Students learn skills to benefit futures

PUBLISHED: 11:00 25 June 2018

Pupils taking part in the STEM skills day.

Pupils taking part in the STEM skills day.

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Pupils from a Cheddar school honed their skills during a careers day.

Year 10 students from Kings Of Wessex Academy, in Station Road, marked the last day before internal exams with the a STEM skills day before half-term.

They worked in their tutor groups to develop skills for employment in preparation for their work experience week at the end of this month.

Ten different organisations delivered exciting and challenging activities to enable students to test and develop their communication, problem-solving, time management and teamwork skills.

Businessmen from Airbus, Lloyds, Highways England and the Royal Air Forces were among the session leaders.

Headteacher Gavin Ball said: “This is a constructive and thought-provoking day for our young people which inspires and motivates them to think beyond school and to the world of work and I thank the employers for giving their time so generously.”

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