Yesterday (Thursday, 30 August), our Grade 11s had a World of Work Day. The girls – all dressed up as their future working selves – were privileged to hear from a range of professionals (including a psychologist, an occupational therapist, a lawyer, a veterinarian, a personal trainer, a game ranger and an entrepreneur) about what they do on a day-to-day basis, and how to pursue each career after school. Some of our own professionals from St John’s D.S.G. also had the opportunity to chat to the girls, including Mrs Hardman (our Business Manager), Mr Morcom (one of our I.T. administrators) and Mrs Ashton (our Design Co-ordinator).
The girls thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the various career options, and whether they would be interested in pursuing them after school. As Jessica Chantler says, “I attended the Occupational Therapy talk, thinking that this was a strong possibility for what I would be studying after school. By the end of the talk, I decided it probably isn’t a career I would be suited to!”
Catherine Kiln added, “It was really great being able to find out more about some of the careers available. I feel like I learnt a lot, because every professional was honest about what you can expect in their field of expertise. You get a glimpse of what it’s really like. In the Occupational Therapy talk, I became more and more excited by the idea of studying O.T. after school.”
When asked about her favourite part of the day, Tsungai Mbuyazi said (whilst giggling!), “I enjoyed dressing up for my future career! I feel like I’m in Grade 3 again. It’s been such fun!”