Year 7 Visit PwC @CLT, @Chilton
On Tuesday 15th March Year 7 students from Chilton Trinity School visited the Bristol offices of PwC, the second largest multinational, finance and accountancy service network in the world. The day was focused on developing students’ awareness of key transferable employability skills, which will support their future learning and potential career pathways. Students were given a series of problem-solving challenges to engage their understanding of the eight essential skills as promoted through the universal framework of the Skills Builder Partnership: Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork. Working in groups the students had to design and present new sustainable and environmental initiatives for their school; investigate profit and marketing through the creation of a healthy vending machine, deciding on the foodstuff to sell and price; and looked at cyber security through successfully breaking a number of encrypted codes.
The students had a great experience and took away knowledge of how essential skills can make a positive difference when it comes to being successful both in their learning and future career aspirations.
Mark Davies, Head of Careers and Destinations