An excited group of Haverfordwest V.C Primary School pupils recently spent a day experiencing what it’s like to be a student at Pembrokeshire College. The mixed group of year 5 and 6 pupils had an action packed day which saw them take part in a range of activities from across the College.
The youngsters were the first group to be invited into the College in a programme that is hoped to be rolled out to primary schools across Haverfordwest. The aim of the day was to get the pupils thinking about their future aspirations and to improve their understanding of the career opportunities available to them after finishing school.
Working alongside current students, the pupils undertook activities in carpentry, performing arts, animal care, hairdressing and childcare and had their fitness put to the test by the army preparation students.
Headteacher at Haverfordwest V.C School, Dean Flood said: "this visit was a great opportunity for our young learners to experience what Pembrokeshire College has to offer. The activities were very skills- focused and ‘hands-on’ which our learners responded to positively. They could see the value of the skills curriculum they experience at school and where it fits in within the working world. We were made to feel very welcome and I thank all college staff and students for their tremendous hospitality”.
Director of Marketing, Skills and Development at the College, Geoff Elliott added: “It was a real pleasure to have the pupils on campus for the day. They brought a real sense of energy and enthusiasm to all the sessions and were a credit to the school with their exceptional behaviour and intelligent questioning of our staff and students. We look forward to welcoming them back in the future.”