Year 7 Careers Event – Sustainability with Tesco
We welcomed Tesco into the school to run a fast paced Careers event on Wednesday morning for Year 7.
Our Year 7s were put through their paces by being given a work-related task brief to complete in just two hours. This task was to design a product and advertising campaign message for using our wasted food sustainably. The task included the big issue of our futures – how to make our lifestyles sustainable – a great challenge for the young generation coming up. Also, the challenge set was designed to help develop key career skills and showed our Year 7s what employers are looking for in the future. The tasks focused on team working, problem solving, initiative, creativity and presentation/communications skills.
Our Year 7s rose to the challenge and Paul Grogan, from the Tesco Development Programmes team, commented “Bishop’s teams delivered some of our best ideas and presentations to date”. High praise from a large local employer. The sustainable products designed by our pupils ranged from new ideas on roast dinners to international themed dishes. The advertising food stories covered poignant moments with grannies to celebration of birthdays. The best designs all unlocked a prize of a £5 Tesco voucher.
Year 7 had a fun and informative morning understanding how they can help build a sustainable future by reducing food waste. Also, our Food Tech team popped in to see a wide range and originality of food ideas and all teachers witnessed the effective pulling together of teams and confident presentation skills. We have some innovative cooks and confident speakers among our Year 7 cohort!