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    Hi Guys,

    Who remembers going on work experience? The week of secondary school where you had to go and work for NO PAY at a local company.

    I did mine at a local library. It was torturous! I spent a week being told to Ssssh!!! whilst sticking in the little sheets at the front of books that they stamp and dusting loads! OMG I HATED IT!!! Being a bit of a loudmouth I couldn't have been given a worse placement!! LOL! They offered me a job at the end of it which I very politely declined!! The Education committee always had little imagination when it came to work experience placements!! How about a week working in a zoo or a sweetie factory or at a theme park testing rollercoasters - now THAT would have been an experience......LOL!
    "...And that's what I've done. Maintained it for 20 years. This old brooms had 17 new heads and 14 new handles in its time."

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    I did mine at a Nursery School which is now a part of the Infants school my son now attends and I now work in all these years later
    However my work experience was in the classroom and I've ended up serving them their dinners!
    It was quite an enjoyable week the kids were fantastic but I have to say some of the parents weren't, One Mother went ape at me because I'd wrote "Dan" on her sons painting instead of "Daniel" ,even though all the Teachers called him Dan.

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    I had two work-experience placements, in the fifth year and the sixth form.

    The first was at Shepperton Studios! The trouble was, I was in one of the audio rooms, helping to copy Welsh langauge cassettes, ......while Superman was being filmed on the sound stage!!

    The second placement was in the junior school I'd left only five or so years before. I really enjoyed it. But I didn't have the qualifications when I left school to train as a school teacher. It was sixteen years later, after a number of different jobs, I started working in a primary school in Special Needs support. I'm still doing it today.

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    I was at our Local Swimming Pool, Really enjoyed it, usually spent a couple of hour's washing the floors in the changing rooms, tidying away the hoses after hosing down the poolside, being shown how to check the chlorene levels in the water and re-filling the sweet dispencing machine's, and Yes....a few Mars bars and snicker's did go missing occasionally But the best Bit was, once everything had been done, you could do what you liked having a huge swimming pool with a spring board to swim in was reall hard work, also at the back there were squash court's a sauna and a gym
    I too got offered a job there when I left school, but as with Teejay I politely turned it down, I mean imagine try to get a girlfriend and she say's "what do you do for a Job??" I work in the local swimming Pool ! "Oooo, what do you do there ?? " Duh, I Ermmm, wash the floors LOOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine Boy View Post
    I had two work-experience placements, in the fifth year and the sixth form.

    The first was at Shepperton Studios! The trouble was, I was in one of the audio rooms, helping to copy Welsh langauge cassettes, ......while Superman was being filmed on the sound stage!!
    See? How boring was my turgid week at Ash Library compared with that? Tut... Damn you, Yeomans Bridge School!!
    "...And that's what I've done. Maintained it for 20 years. This old brooms had 17 new heads and 14 new handles in its time."

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    I never got to do work experience for some reason. I think at our school you had to try and find your own placement, so that's probably why i didn't do it.
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    I didn't do it either HG. Perhaps we are too old!

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    Perhaps.

    I remember some people doing it, just cant remember why I didn't.
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    same here...no-one did it at my comp (1977-82)..was never even mentioned


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    I along with a handfull of others were excluded from schemes such as this as we we were deemed a bit too disruptive. School trips to france also. We went to Scilly Isles but that led to disaster.
    Last edited by frame; 16-04-2009 at 05:23. Reason: rubish SPelings

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