9th May 2022

This term a lot of things will be happening, and the Key Stage 4 have a lot on their plate and will be very busy as the academic year comes to an end.

The Year 11 students prepare to sit their final IGCSE examinations that start early this week and they started off the term by leading the first assembly focusing on the theme of Gratitude. This being their final assembly at the school before they proceed on study leave before their examinations start, they reminded us about being thankful for the things we have in our lives as they bid us farewell.

We wish them best of luck as they start their exams and as they start a new chapter of their lives when they finish and leave the school.

Meanwhile, the Year 10 students are busy preparing to go for work experience towards the end of this term. At Braeburn Mombasa International School, students get the opportunity to do a week of work experience as part of its career program. This is a program aimed at exposing students to various work environments for a week from 27th June to the 1st July, 2022.

Work experience represents a major element of a school’s provision of work-related learning, particularly through helping pupils to examine the opportunities available and to develop the skills needed to make a successful transition into working life.

It is essential to have some relevant work experience before applying for certain jobs and courses, such as teaching, medicine, or journalism. It is also valuable when writing CVs and making college/job applications.

How does it work?

At Braeburn MIS, we partner with parents and business organisations to arrange work placements. The school also offers guidance on the code of conduct expected of each student while at work and health and safety issues.

What do students get out of it?

  • One week away from school…. This may not be as good as it sounds as you may have to get up earlier to travel to your placements, you will probably finish later than you would at school and you may be on your feet all day.
  • Being treated like an adult and taking on different responsibilities.
  • The chance to try out and develop important key skills. Work experience can be a great way for students to see if their job idea is right for them.
  • If one makes a real impact, they may be offered part-time or holiday work.

The Y10s will get help from the school to prepare and apply for work experience placement but any assistance in the form of contacts or offers for potential placements within Mombasa are very welcome and would be highly appreciated.