Takeover Day gives pupils in Chester a taste of real working life

HIGH school pupils in Chester switched the classroom for the office for a Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day where they were given an insight into the working world.

The educational day gives pupils the chance to work with adults for the day and be involved in day-to-day activities.

The pupils gain an insightful input into the business world and are given a voice in the decision making process, while adults and coworkers are given a fresh perspective on their aims and objectives.

The main aim of the day is to encourage children’s active involvement in their communities.

Blacon High School pupils had the opportunity to work alongside senior managers from Chester West and Chester Council, including Gerald Meehan and Mark Parkinson.

Other pupils worked with representatives and senior NHS staff from the clinical commissioning group.

This is the second year that the High School has been involved in the Takeover Day. Assistant head teacher Rachel Thomas said: “It has been a highly successful event with pupils gaining a real experience of the workplace.”

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