Our Year 11 students have now applied for further education courses, so interviews for Colleges, sixth form, apprenticeships and full-time jobs are just around the corner. In preparation for this we organised a “Mock interview” day on Thursday 16th November so that students could experience for themselves what it feels like to be in an interview situation and the type of questions they may be asked at interview.
During the course of the day, every Year 11 student took part in a 25 minute interview based on their own CV. Interviews were conducted by members of the local business community and representatives from the Shipston on Stour Rotary Club who have much experience in interviewing young people.
The day was a great success with the students gaining a lot of valuable knowledge and useful information to help them in the “real thing” and our visitors remarking on the level of maturity and ambition for the future shown by our students.
Once again, we are very grateful to all our interviewers for giving up their own valuable time to give their support to this project.
Shipston High School is very pleased and privileged to support the Shipston branch of the Royal British Legion in its fundraising and in raising awareness of conflicts past and present and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Our poppy sellers are busy during the Poppy Appeal fortnight selling poppies and other merchandise to support the Poppy Appeal, each year trying to beat the previous year’s total.
A big part of our school Remembrance is the whole school assembly led by the President and Chairman of the Shipston Royal British Legion. At 2.30 p.m. on Friday 10th November the school falls silent for the whole period of the assembly as a mark of respect for all those who suffered. Mr Hunt, Head of Music, sounds the Last Post and Reveille and we are proud to say that Year 10 student Harvey Crockett is the Legion’s official Standard bearer.
To end our remembrance, our four senior prefects will represent the school in the town procession on Sunday 12th November, lay a wreath on behalf of the school at the war memorial and read out the names of the fallen during the remembrance service.
Each year our senior prefects decide on their own wording to accompany the wreath. This year’s wording is very poignant:
“We will never forget their fight, their suffering and their pain
We will always remember them; their bravery and their name”