On 31 January, Rotarians Tony Muckley, Brian and Ruth Portway supported Thamesview School as interviewers for the mock interviews of Grade 10 students. The event was expertly structured and coordinated by Ms. Nerys Sandy, KS4/5 CEIAG and Student Support Coordinator.
About 140 students selected one of four proforma jobs ( Vehicle Mechanic, Administration Assistant, Trainee Hairdresser and Assistant Benefits Officer), completed application forms and were interviewed.
Tony Muckley said: “ The students were well prepared and interesting. The enthusiasm, articulation and academic standards of the students shone through and they were a credit to themselves and the School.”
On 6 February, Brian participated in the School’s Dragons Den event. There were presentations by students from the School Council on pupil support ; the Eco Club on recycling and the Wellbeing Club on creating a wellness garden area. The Dragons had a hard task and commended the students on their creativity and planning. The Eco Club project was chosen.
Gravesend Rotary welcomed the opportunity to support Thamesview School as part of its ongoing drive to work with schools in a range of ways and projects in step with the evolution of the local social and business communities.