Year 8s play the Real Game
Learning lessons for work and life was the focus of a recent careers advice session for Year 8s, when they played the Real Game.
Based on a simulation exercise, pupils learned about different jobs, the qualifications they need to get them, salaries and how to budget their money.
Pupil, Samia, said: “We started the lesson with choosing our dream jobs and how we’d like to live including the type of house we’d want, the kind of car we’d like and all the extra activities we’d like to do.
"Miss then randomly gave us a job. I wasn’t very happy with mine at first, because I was a hotel receptionist and earned just £1500 a month. But in the end, I think I did quite well compared to other people in the class. I decided to live with my parents and found I could still have everything I wanted and do all the things I wanted to do and have money left over.
“I also had lots of spare time, so I decided to learn different languages. In the end, I think it was an OK job.
“The lesson taught me that if you have a particular job in mind, don’t just sit back, you should do everything you can to go for it.”