Year 10 pupils from Bury’s Elton High School were treated to a day of vocational related activities at an event held by training provider Alliance Learning.
The group of 10 students visited Alliance Learning’s Radcliffe centre to gain an insight into the working life of care workers for children, people with disabilities and the elderly.
The taster day, held on the 24th March, combined 6 ‘interactive’ activities that took the children through realistic experiences of a care workers day to day routine.
The pupils decorated and painted cards looked after baby simulators and took part in biscuit making to improve their awareness of the role of a nursery practitioner. They also participated in social care activities such as yoghurt feeding and a memory game to showcase the different communication skills needed in this specific care sector.
Lynda Collison, Head of Care at Alliance Learning commented:
“We view our partnerships with local schools an essential development tool in local learning. Alliance know how important it is for children to be exposed to as many career avenues as possible, in order to give them a clearer direction in later education.
“Well done to the children of Elton High, who showed great understanding and initiative in all areas of the different care activities.”