On 18th October, KS3 students took part in their first DRILL session of the year. This session focused on careers and hobbies within our public services, commencing with an inspiring dialogue from three police officers all of whom had entered the police force through different routes of training and studies. Students got an insight into the various operational sections of the police force and had the opportunity to ask questions about hours, working conditions and daily tasks on the job.
In the second half of the session, Ms Claire Dhaffir - Head of Work Experience at Royal Berkshire hospital, spoke to students regarding careers in the NHS that are in shortage and the importance of having fully trained individuals within these fields to support the operation of healthcare in the UK. Students were thoroughly engaged with these roles and got an in depth account of the working days of radiographers and occupational therapists.
To conclude our first DRILL session of the academic year, Mrs Howes spoke to students about getting involved with Cadet programs outside of school. Students were intrigued to find out more about the activities and roles with the cadets and how they could be part of this.
Thank you to all speakers for our first DRILL session for KS3 and for being part of a great opportunity for our students. DRILL will run once a half term and serves to broaden the culture capital of our students, exposing them to all areas of life around them.
KS3 DRILL session