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Students get a taste of working life

Four young people in a garden.

Farnham Town Council has given four year ten students from Farnham Heath End School an insight into working life during a week-long work experience placement. 

The four received the opportunity to discover more about the role of the Town Council when they participated in a wide range of tasks. Leo, Kie and Cody spent the week with the outside workforce. They tidied some overgrown graves in Green Lane cemetery, watered plans in the Farnham in Bloom greenhouses and helped with some general gardening maintenance in the Garden of Reflection in West Street. All three commented on the friendliness of the people they encountered and Kie particularly enjoyed operating the leaf blowing machine!

Katie was based at the Town Council office in South Street where she spent her week finding out what it is like to work in an office and helping out at events such as the Armed Forces day flag-raising, the unveiling of a plaque in South Street and Mayor-making. 

Iain Lynch, Town Clerk at Farnham Town Council said: “We are pleased to have been able to offer work experience placements to students from Heath End and to have shown them how our work impacts on the town where they live and go to school. 

“I hope this brief glimpse into working life has given them food for thought and will help them to think about their long-term plans and maybe become councillors in the future. They have all done very well and are a credit to themselves and their school. We wish them well for the future.”

Stuart Maginnis, Principal at Farnham Heath End School says: “Very few 14/15 year olds have firm career plans which is why work experience is so invaluable. The week at Farnham Town Council has introduced our students to an environment outside the classroom and has provided an opportunity for them to meet and communicate with new people. They have also gained knowledge which it is simply not possible to learn in the classroom.”

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