Learn To Earn 2015

Learn to Earn is an engaging and thought provoking programme, that challenges Year 11 pupils to make the connection between education, training and employment.   

This year’s seminar was hosted by Gail Hamilton on Tuesday 23rd June 2015.  The day’s events started with pupils describing or drawing their dream lifestyle.  Using the jobs booklet, pupils were tasked with discovering key facts about their ideal job, the qualifications needed and how much they would get paid.  Using a budget planner, pupils were then asked to calculate how much their dream lifestyle would cost each year.  Unfortunately many of the pupils got a reality check when they realised that the salary from their chosen job did not allow them to afford their dream lifestyle. 

Through playing the ‘Success’ board game the pupils learnt that gaining more qualifications increased their earning potential and the career options available to them.