Pupils get out of the classroom to learn some valuable skills

Students at Newminster Middle School taking part in a work experience day in various businesses in Morpeth.  James Todd and Aiden Layug ata Morpeth Town Hall.
Students at Newminster Middle School taking part in a work experience day in various businesses in Morpeth. James Todd and Aiden Layug ata Morpeth Town Hall.
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PUPILS were hired for a day in various Morpeth businesses and organisations to get a taste of the world of work.

As part of an enrichment focus, Student Voice members from Newminster Middle School and Technology College were provided with the opportunity to gain work experience across the town centre.

The team independently organised their placements during a meet and greet session last month and following this, they carried out a range of important duties at their chosen venue last Friday.

Year 8 pupil James Todd said: “I found the experience valuable towards my future and it was a very fun and exciting way to see what it is really like to work with the general public.”

Student Voice Co-ordinator Andrea Cole thanked the Darcy fashion store in Newgate Street, Salon No 5 hairdressers in New Phoenix Yard, Varley’s Fruit Shop in Newmarket, Morpeth Town Hall, Curiously Wicked in Sanderson Arcade, Chantry Middle School and Technology College and Goosehill Private Nursery for giving the pupils some work experience. In addition, the team spent time at King Edward VI School – working alongside staff to complete a range of tasks.