We're always so pleased when our Year 10s return from their week of work experience, especially when they come back with such positive stories - this year was no different!

“It has been absolutely fantastic to welcome lots of positive feedback from a number of employers who have been so impressed with our Year 10 students. Year 10 were really looking forward to their week of work experience and they certainly have not been disappointed - they all by the sounds of it have had an amazing week. They have all got themselves completely involved in all tasks presented to them by our employers and I know students will have gained so much more confidence from this week's experience.”
- Mrs Burns, Head of Year 10
Photo credit: HR Wallingford @hrwallingford Twitter
Jacob navigating a tug past the Houses of Parliament in our UK ship simulator.
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Photos: Krystal at The White Hart, Dorchester, Lottie at Wallingford Bookshop, Samuel at Well Barn Estate, Moulsford, and Archie at The Beetle and Wedge Boathouse.

RAF Benson provided a unique work experience programme for six Wallingford School students, making-up a group of 20 students across five local schools – what an amazing team to be a part of!

Photo credit: RAF Benson @RAFBenson Facebook
“This week we’re being joined by 20 teenagers who are taking part in work experience. Yesterday they had a general introduction to life in the Armed Forces, which included team building activities, a post-lunch circuit in the gym, and an insight into the emergency response of the RAF Fire and Rescue Service, all against the backdrop of helicopter training.

"For the next few days, they’ll be working alongside our personnel in various different areas including engineers, physical training instructors, survival equipment specialists and operations staff. We hope they have a fantastic week!”
- @RAFBenson Facebook

Mr Lyons, Services Champion, had the pleasure of attending the Year 10 Work Experience presentations @RAFBenson on Friday:

“The presentations were a culmination of some hard work and (what appears to be!) a lot of fun had by the six students who attended the RAF Benson Base squadrons. I was really pleased to see the mixture of service children and non-service children keen to experience life in the RAF. The students showed a real confidence in delivering their presentations, as well as a deep understanding of operations, logistics, engineering, being part of the Met office, and they had the opportunity to fly in a helicopter - the highlight for them all! The Squadrons were inspired by our students (see their tweet), and I hope this has forged a closer link between our school and the base. Thank you RAF Benson for hosting Wallingford School students and a huge well done to the Year 10s for such a successful week.”
RAF Benson
Photo credit: Mr Lyons @RAFBenson

Eve spent the week in London with DGA Interel:

Photo credit: DGA Interel
“It has been a pleasure to have Eve with us from Wallingford this week at our government relations firm. We developed a work experience programme for her where she was able to shadow teams working on issues as diverse as online safety, digital regulation, defence procurement and super - fast broadband roll out. She assisted us with client meeting preparations, reviewing our new business activities, undertaking research, and attending key events with politicians. Her positive spirit and inquisitive nature were a credit to her and her school. Looking forward to having other politically interested students from our schools who might be interested in broadening their career options.”  - William Wallace, Deputy Managing Partner, DGA Interel



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Photos: Ben at Matthew T Young Architects, Millie at Infineum UK Ltd, and Amanta shadowing the Oxfordshire Health Department.

“Emily was an absolute star during her placement with us last week. She happily mucked in with everything, was a brilliant camera woman for a film we produced and also designed some fantastic artwork, which we plan to share with the wider Camerados movement.”
- Helen Parker, CCO, Camerados
Photo: Bella at Carless + Adams @carlessandadams

Bella has ambitions of studying design and architecture at University, and spent the week with Carless + Adams. She makes an appearance on their website: Supporting Students - Carless + Adams (carless-adams.co.uk)

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Photos: Megan at Forest School with Clifton Hampden CE Primary School, Callum at Howdens Joinery Ltd, and Lola at Windrush Radio
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Photos: Emily at Bethany Care Home, Oscar at Overbury Plc, and Theo at Oxford Aviation Services Limited
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Photos: Mark at Rowse Honey, Valeo Foods UK, Thea at Emmbrook Infant School, and Clara at Kingfisher School, Abingdon
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Photos: Tom, Myah and Charleigh at Paddocks Pre-School
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Photos: Tara at Instil Design, Genevieve at Wallingford Library, and Lucas at The Wallingford Tearoom

We would like to say a big thank you to all companies and organisations that supported our students in their week of work experience - we look forward to working with you all again next year!

Adumbration Arts Ltd
Anderson Orr
Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre
Bark View Dog Grooming
The Beetle and Wedge Boathouse
Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons
Bethany Care Trust
Blanco Producciones Animadas Sl.
Blue Tin Produce
Branching Out Florist Ltd
Brightwell Pre-School
Brightwell cum Sotwell CofE Primary School
Capital Content
Carless & Adams Ltd
Countryside Venues Ltd
Caversham Preparatory School
Celebration Cakes by Catherine Scott
Checkendon Equestrian Centre
Cholsey Pre-School
Cholsey Primary School
Clifton Hampden CE Primary School
CM Plastering
Connect Vending Ltd
Crowmarsh Gifford C.E. Primary School
Crowmarsh Tyre & Exhaust Centre
Crown Agents
DGA Interel UK
Didcot Girls' School (PE & Science Departments)
Dolce Lusso Cakes
Donna Mason - Dog Grooming
Downlands Boarding Kennels
EMC Real Estate Ltd
Emma's Ewesful Acres
Emmbrook Infant School
Fir Tree Junior School
Five Little Pigs
Flippa Interiors
FMB Oxford
Fugro GeoServices Ltd
Fugro GB Marine Ltd
Group GA
Hadden Hill Golf Club
Happy Days Pre-School
Hankinson Duckett Associates
Haynes Car Care Centre
Hillsdon Construction
Howdens Joinery
HPi Verification Services Ltd
HR Wallingford
Icknield Community College (PE Department)
Indigo Rye
Infineum UK Ltd
InStil Design
Jessop and Cook Architects
Jones & Jacob Ltd
Kinecroft Academy of Dance / Spin & Sparkle Dancewear
Kioxia Technology UK Ltd
Kingfisher School
Ladybird Pre-School
Lifestyles Rehab, Gym & Performance Centre
Little Hatch Stables
Marsh Baldon Church of England Primary School
Matthew T Young (MTY) Architects
Merchant Taylors' Company
Moores Fish and Chips Ashland
Navtech Radar
News UK / talkSport
Notcutts Garden Centres Ltd
The Old Counting House
One Physiotherapy
Overbury PLC
Oxford Aviation Services Limited
Oxford Biomedica
Oxford Plumbing Services
Oxford Royale Academy
Oxford Wakeboard & Ski Club
Oxfordshire Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Wholefoods Ltd
Paddocks Pre-School
Patricia Hayselden & Partners
Pawfect Playdays
Phillips Tyres Ltd
Pi Healthcare
Picture Perfect Gardens Ltd
Pierreponts Café
The Pizza Cafe
Premier Animal Housing
Puddleduck Nursery
R.G. Park Butchers Ltd
RAF Benson
Rainbow Pre-School
Red A Head
Rides On Air
Ritec Valley Quad Bikes
Robert Gomm Plumbing & General Building
Roy Windebank Auto Engineers
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
Southern Construction & Maintenance Ltd
Shellfish Cow (Restaurant & Bar)
Sine Qua Non International Ltd
Shaun Price Vehicle Diagnostics
St Birinus School
St John's Primary School
St Laurence Church of England (A) Primary School
St Mary's Preparatory School
St Nicholas' CofE Infants' School
Stoke City Community Trust
Style Acre
TecFrontiers Ltd / TF Tuned
The Barn Fitness Club
The Body Training Studio
The Entertainer
The Garden Design Company Limited
The Highwayman Inn
The Oratory Prep School
The Springs Golf Club - Darwin Escapes
The Wallingford Tearoom
The School Lunch Company
The Woodbridge Kitchen Company
Turning Point
Thy Spa
Valeo Foods UK (Rowse Honey Ltd)
Village Fabrics Ltd
Vision XS
WalKeys LLP
The Wallingford Bookshop
Wallingford Library OCC
Wallingford Medical Practice
Wallingford Town Council
Waterside Court Care Home
Waylands Volvo
WDC Carpentry Ltd
Well Barn Farm Ltd
The White Hart Hotel (Dorchester on Thames)
White Waltham Garage
Willowcroft Community School
Windrush Radio
Wokingham Waterside Centre

Thank You All!