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Reading Girls' School

Business Cluster Event

A team from Reading Girls' School took part in this event at Blessed Hugh Faringdon School.


Business Class cluster event at BHF

Reading Girls’ School is part of an initiative called Business Class.  This is administered nationally by Business In The Community, with assistance locally from the Central Berkshire Education Business Partnership. Our linked company is KPMG.

On Wednesday, 21 November, Reading Girls’ School took part in an event with other schools in the local Business Class cluster.  This event was hosted by Blessed Hugh Faringdon School and funded by Prudential.

10 of our Year 9 students attended, the aim being to increase students’ awareness of a variety of careers, the importance of key subjects, and how relevant subjects relate to the current and future job market.

The students took part in two activities.  The first was a careers carousel where they worked in pairs to interview a variety of employees on their education, career history, talents, work skills and progression. The business volunteers came from Prudential, KPMG, Oracle, AWE and Miller Construction.

The second activity was a ‘What’s my Line’ style of game where students worked in teams.   3 business volunteers had 2 minutes to describe themselves in general terms then each team took it in turns to ask them questions so that they guess which company they work for and what their job title might be.  The winning team was Reading Girls’ School, and their prize (a large box of chocolates) was awarded by one of the guests – Stephen Twigg, the Shadow Minister for Education. 

The afternoon finished with Stephen Twigg advising students some advice on selecting their options for GCSE:  choosing subjects they enjoy while looking to the future and ensuring they can follow whatever path they want to follow.