Deben rewards work experience pupils

AWARDS have been presented to students who went out into the world of work to gain experience of a variety of possible careers.Deben High School at Felixstowe has teamed up with BT - which has agreed to sponsor the awards for the next five years - to reward pupils who do well in their placements.

AWARDS have been presented to students who went out into the world of work to gain experience of a variety of possible careers.

Deben High School at Felixstowe has teamed up with BT - which has agreed to sponsor the awards for the next five years - to reward pupils who do well in their placements.

Students in year 11 were sent out to a wide variety of places for two weeks, including shops and schools, public services and businesses across the area.

In total 175 pupils experienced jobs at 195 placements, 122 of them in the Felixstowe area.

A special assembly was held at the school in Garrison Lane to celebrate the success of the fortnight.

Eleanor Dunn was presented with the Student of the Year Achievement Award for Work Experience and an I-Pod.

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Eleanor spent her two week work experience with SMC Chartered Architects, based in Ipswich, which helped reinforce her choice of career to become an architect.

Students, Helen Jones, Mark Knights, Cameron Black, Jacqueline Fisher, Yasmin Watson and Kerry Allard, were also awarded with achievement certificates.

A spokesman for Deben High said: “The award is to celebrate the success of this year's work experience and to recognise students' achievements during their work placements, how they adapt to the work environment and learn new skills, which are all valuable work and life skills.

“The school is indebted to all the companies who have continually given their support and their time to allow pupils to enter their work place.”

WEBLINK: www.deben.suffolk.sch.uk

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