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WEEK 4 - Friday 29 September 2023

During tutor time this week students have been focusing on the European Day of Languages (EDL) which was celebrated on 26 September. The EDL is a means of promoting awareness among the general public of the importance of language learning and protecting linguistic heritage. 

“Everybody deserves the chance to benefit from the cultural and economic advantages language skills can bring. Learning languages also helps to develop tolerance and understanding between people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds” 

Did you know we have approximately 33 languages spoken within our school community? In Year 8 alone, there are 12 different languages spoken including English, Arabic, Chinese, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian and Urdu. 

This week’s assembly was presented by our career’s leader, Miss Lawes, and I asked her to write a brief outline of what she spoke about: 

This week I delivered an assembly to Year 8 students, focusing on their careers journey and how their time at school is an important stepping-stone towards their plans for the future. After asking for a ‘raise of hands’ I was delighted to see that many students already had an idea of what career they would like to pursue! I spoke about the Careers Programme we deliver at Hessle High School, which is made up of a variety of events and activities to prepare students for the world of work and upcoming milestones including KS4 Options, Post-16 destinations and post-18. Students will continue to explore all their subjects this year before the decision-making process begins during Year 9 as they choose their subjects to study at KS4. This is a key transition for the students and there is a lot of support in place to help and guide students. Year 8 students will be involved in the Ambition Day during the spring term where we invite various employers from a wide range of sectors to deliver workshops, this is always a great opportunity for the students and gives them a real insight into the world of work and different job roles that exist – more information to follow on this!   

Students have a copy of the Careers Programme within their planners, this can also be accessed here. For more information about careers and updates, please visit the careers section of the website here.  

Thank you for your continued support and please do contact us with any questions or concerns; 

Miss Pinkney

Head of Year 8

Miss Briggs

Assistant Head of Year 8