This year we had 30 guests from industry supporting our Human Library event for our Year 9 students in the school hall.
The ‘Human Library’ concept is to put students in front of experts in their field of work from many different sectors of business. The students are able to quiz the guests about their roles, experience, employment, education/qualifications, and skills that are needed in their particular line of work.
The format for the event is a bit like speed dating where groups of students have five minutes to engage with each of the guests and learn about a whole range of careers, many of which they previously knew nothing about. Each of the employers bring along a prop to help the students work out the job being represented.
This year there was a great range of sectors that were represented including Film & Sound, Hospitality, Engineering, Accountancy, Insurance, Arts, Equine, Health, Charities, NHS, Graphic Design, Constructions, Manufacturing, Architecture, Planning, Arboriculture, Built Environment to name but a few. The feedback from students after the event has been very positive, with some students now reconsidering their GCSE options for next year.
We would like to thank all of our guests who gave up their time to act as our Human Library and who, by doing so, have informed and inspired our students for their future.