19 July 2019

Priory students earned words of praise from their employers after the Year 10s spent a week on work experience.

Ethan went back to his former school Howick CE Primary School where he helped out in lessons and with administrative work.

Deputy Headteacher Mr Hunt said: “Ethan is mature, works hard and has been very keen to learn new things. He is a credit to Priory.”

Robyn went back to her former nursery, Marylands, and impressed so much she was invited back for the children’s graduation.

“I really enjoyed it, I like working with children so it was ideal,” said Robyn.

“Robyn has a great positive attitude,” said Marylands Nursery Owner Jenny Turner. “She has made a great impact during her week here.”

Kiera attended Principle Signs & Graphics and was so good, they have invited her back for summer work!

“It was exciting and I designed my own sign with my friends on!” said Kiera.

“Kiera demonstrated a great ‘can do’ attitude, got stuck into a variety of jobs and completed them to a high standard,” said MD John Valentine.

Liam went to GOS Heating where his brother, ex Priory student Daniel, works.

“It was really interesting and I want to work there in the future. I got stuck in with plumbing and generally made myself useful.”

Ben attended James Hall & Co in their IT department.  “I learned that there is a lot more than just sending fresh food to suppliers! It’s not so straight-forward.”

Max’s mum is a manager at Pizza Express and he enjoyed his week there. “I got to make a pizza and hope to get a part-time job there when I can.”

Assistant Headteacher Mr Gee said: “Priory has always encouraged work experience. You see a massive difference in the students when they come back to school, especially in their confidence and their thoughts on future careers.”