Schools are packing up for the summer holidays this week but Tenterfield High School year 10 students are ending the year with some work experience under their belts.
Students tackled endeavours as diverse as teaching, radio station management, construction, medicine, mechanics, veterinary, banking, hotel management, retail, agriculture, aged care, engineering, butchery, hairdressing, childcare, plant nursery management, legal and council operations, thanks to the support of a myriad of local businesses.
Ella Wishart even did her stint pursuing astrophysics, at the University of Southern Queensland.
It was all play for Phoebe Cooper who helped out at Tenterfield Preschool, although she found it can be full-on supervising youngsters in directed play all day every day. She even had a turn at reading the story of the day.
Meanwhile Martin Ibbett appreciated the quiet environment of the Tenterfield Library, although the extended 9-5 workday took a bit of effort.
Dylan Landon-Beer discovered there was a lot more retailing than he realised, especially back of house.
All the students returned for a couple more weeks of schooling before breaking for Christmas, hopefully with a better appreciation of what’s involved in holding down a job in ‘the real world’ and some clarification on what to do post-secondary.
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