Students have been working on developing their ‘Skills for Life’ with Nicki Sorton from Equans – Engie Group. Nicki delivered CV writing sessions in the morning and gave top tips on developing employability skills. She gave advice on the do’s and don’ts of CV writing and how to make your CV stand out from the crowd. Students asked lots of thoughtful questions and will be putting their CV writing skills into practice in work related learning lessons.
During the afternoon sessions students took part in a STEM workshops and worked in small groups to use snap circuits to build different devices such as a musical doorbell, an FM radio, a trip wire and a flying saucer. Students displayed self-management by organising themselves into small groups and teamwork by ensuring each person had a role within the group and they all contributed to the task. Students were left to use their problem solving skills to figure out what all the different components were and to relate them to the circuit diagrams. They demonstrated excellent communication skills by talking to one another throughout the task and listening to feedback. Students showed self-belief by not giving up when their circuits didn’t work the first time and trying to find the faults in their circuits so they could correct them. All students managed to successfully construct several different circuits and we certainly had some budding electricians in the room.