Skegness Grammar School hosts CragRats Headhunters for the day

Monday, October 9, 2017

Year 10 students at Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, participated in a highly successful Careers Day facilitated by the school’s ongoing partnership with LincHigher. Students explored goal setting and how to achieve career ambitions as part of the school’s commitment to broadening its students’ horizons.

The workshops run by CragRats were very well received from all of the students and included modules on ‘personal branding’ and how this is conveyed in person, on paper and online. Students also developed important skills in CV writing and building a personal record of achievement. This extended into Personal Statement writing and interview techniques. The importance of interview technique is something the school develops at regular times over the CEIAG programme and all the way up to Sixth Form.

On the day, some of the school’s brave Year 10 students were interviewed live on the stage and received great feedback from the facilitators. The final event involved team working skills and delegation. These skills are often used by employers for recruitment so it was fascinating to see the school’s students working together and getting out of their comfort zones.

Here is a taste of what some of the students thought about the day:

“Brilliant day. I learnt so much about myself and my career plans into Medicine”

“It was fun and something I’ve never done before – really enjoyed it”

“Thanks to this event I have some great ideas about my career pathway!”

“I enjoyed working as a team and winning the team challenge – it’s all about delegation!”