Joanne James attended a careers taster day for Year 10 pupils at St Cuthbert’s High School in Rochdale.
Joanne talked to the pupils about her career path into construction and the various exciting careers available for girls and boys in the construction industry.
Joanne then set them some tasks to complete in teams – Programme of Works Activity where pupils had to work through 15 construction tasks and put them in the order they would be completed on site, then think about the roles that would be involved in these tasks.
The children then had great fun building some spaghetti towers using spaghetti pasta and marshmallows.
“I just wanted to reiterate my thanks to you all for supporting our Experience of Work day today. The students have had such a good day and got so much out of it. The time and energy that you put into today to produce an engaging and productive day for the students has been phenomenal. This kind of day would not be possible without volunteers like you and the brilliant sessions that you had planned, so from all of our staff and students, a huge thank you.”Jo Holt, Careers Lead, St Cuthbert’s High School, Rochdale