Malvern – Work Experience Preparation

This has been a busy week for the Malvern girls as the Lower Sixth students have returned to lessons and Penelope and the Upper Sixth students have continued with their exams. The Lower Sixth spent Wednesday and Thursday learning all about the UK university application process and finding out about studying different courses at different places. Hopefully this has whetted their appetites for the amazing opportunities that lie before them and will help to motivate them as they begin their A2 Level studies.
Very early on Friday morning, Agne left to travel to Slovenia with the rest of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme participants to complete their assessed expedition. She will be away for a week and we all have our fingers crossed that the weather is being kind to her, and she doesn’t get too many blisters!
It has been quite a quiet weekend in the house, as the girls have either been preparing for their exams, or beginning their university research. The sports centre has been used and the girls have taken a few opportunities to pop into town or enjoy the sunshine in the school grounds, but mainly it has been focused, productive time for all.
To break up the weekend, we all went out for dinner on Saturday evening to a new restaurant in Truro called Salt. The girls really enjoyed a feast of burgers, steaks, fish and chips, and salads, all washed down with ice cream milkshakes (and a virgin mojito for Nancy!). Penelope, Christy, Ankie, Carissa and Veronica even had room for some ice cream and sorbet for dessert.
On Sunday Anna and Alice left to travel to London and Exeter respectively for their work experience placements. All of the Lower Sixth will complete a week of work experience from tomorrow to Friday, with the Malvern girls spread across the country from Anna at the Royal Free Hospital in London, Alice in the University of Exeter’s Physics Department, Alysia furthering her pharmacy knowledge at the Truro Health Park, Veronica in a Truro business and Christy, Ankie and Carissa involved in projects at school.