Work Experience, Volunteering and Residentials
As part of our careers and life skills curriculum we regularly build on our learning in the classroom and in our community. Developing opportunities for experiencing the working environment either as a class, a group or where possible tailored for an individual, is important to us and our students.
We have regular enterprise projects and activities in school alongside participating in community projects such as hosting Senior Citizens or the Rotary Club Christmas Party, Volunteering at local shops and businesses as part of our Volunteer work for Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Running a small café one day a week in town or participating in residential experiences and the NCS programme. https://wearencs.com/ All helping to develop student’s confidence, teamwork and personal skills.
We are always on the look out for sympathetic employers to support our students understand about the working world. Anyone who is interested and would like to offer the opportunity of any type of work experience, a visit or to talk through your work place and working life with our students please contact us we would love to hear from you.
Our Youth Futures (YF) Team - Event Held at Sangate on 7th July celebrated the work experiences of Sandgate Students.
YF Community Learning Manager, Mandy Morland: “We’re working on an event to celebrate the success of the pilot work experience programme taking place weekly where 4 students attended Castle Green Hotel and 2 attended Tebay Hotel/Tebay Services. The success has ensured the programme can continue and other students now have the fantastic opportunity at these 2 very supportive placements. The 7th July event will celebrate the 6 students with other students attending to gain encouragement and reassurance towards the benefits of work experience. Right2Work are now supporting Sandgate School to secure additional work placements and this celebration will help with the approach to other local employers (and fingers crossed we can encourage additional businesses to come on board moving forward).”
Pillar Residential Video
Pillar Work Experience
Pillar Students go to Ragtag Arts / Scrap Store
Pillar students go to Ragtag Arts/ Scrap Store, Mealbank, Kendal two Friday mornings a month each. Students access this work experience and complete a range of tasks set by staff at the store. Tasks include; moving stock, cleaning, sorting and preparing craft kits and are working towards a big project in the offing - to split pallets to make wooden carts full of small parts play items to be sold to primary schools.
In addition to all this work experience, students can log their time at the Scrap Store towards their Volunteering element of DofE Bronze award.