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Careers (Junior and Senior)
Careers advice is available for girls in every year group. Mrs Varney welcomes girls to drop in to ask for advice on careers. She also runs specific sessions on work experience, CVs, university, higher apprentices, subject choices and applying for part-time or temporary jobs. There are separate drop-in sessions for IIIs, IVs and Vs. There is also one for LVI and UVI in the Sixth Form house each week.
Crossfire is a fun and informal way to explore the Christian faith. We meet every week to look at the Bible and to learn about God and ourselves. It is a great chance to think about the big things in life, as well as play games and eat cake! Everyone is welcome to pop in, whether with questions, doubts, faith or just curiosity!
The girls have the opportunity to undertake an ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ course. This includes the responsibilities of the first aider, how to look after casualties who are breathing but unconscious, the recovery position and CPR. Sessions have included practical bandaging and first aid scenarios, testing the girls and ensuring they know what to do in an emergency. This is a workplace-based qualification which will strengthen the girls’ record of achievement for future employment and provide them with vital life skills.
Training is open to the girls in the Sixth Form. It is a 40 hour course covering the following three sections: The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and Supervision; Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plans; and CPR, Defibrillation and First Aid. This course is awarded by the Royal Lifesaving Society. The girls are subject to formal assessment by an external assessor at the end of the course in a series of theory questions, practical bandaging and first aid scenarios, and aquatic work in the swimming pool. The award, the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, will enable girls to find work on their gap year straight out of school, or use this as a starting point for a career in the leisure industry. The award is equivalent to a First Aid at Work qualification and is recognised by employers.
Scrapbooking club is a fun way of preserving personal and family memories in the form of a scrapbook. Girls can record all the fun things they have done in the past and since being in Todd and the IIs so they have something special to look back on in the future. Lots of sticking and drawing can be done in this session.