On Tuesday 12 December, On Tai, Jacob and Karl from Year 10 were successful in joining a virtual work experience project together with thirty other school students between the ages of 14-18 years. Our students had to apply to take place and this included writing a short summary on why they were interested in the opportunity and what they hoped to gain from it. In the workshop, students were given a scenario that involved a tunnel being flooded next to Birmingham Train Station and they had to come up with a solution for this. Solutions proposed included using social media to warn people about the issue and therefore prevent them going that way, encouraging alternative transport. Another considered diverting traffic and used maps of the area to do so. Unfortunately none of these ideas won, however it was a fantastic opportunity to use GIS, team work and analytical skills, whilst understanding careers related to Geography.
It was a great experience for all and I was really proud of how our students conducted themselves and represented Myton School.
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