On Thursday, 2nd May we held our World of Work (WoW) Day for our Year 8 students. We invited in 8 of our alumnae to deliver a series of talks on what they have done since leaving AGGS. One of the alumnae, who lives all the way over on the other side of the World in Australia, supported the day by sending her talk by a video link!
The aim of the day was to open the students up to an array of different careers and opportunities on offer after they leave school and to think about the different skills needed. Assemblies and form time sessions were delivered over the week to help them to think about what skills they already have, and how they can develop and build upon these skills in and out of school for their future careers.
“We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . . using technologies that haven’t been invented . . . in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.”
Thank you to all of our alumnae volunteers for giving up their time to help us with this day. It is always lovely to welcome back our former students; current AGGS students thoroughly enjoyed hearing from those who were once in their shoes.