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Patchway Community School

Year 9 'Build My Future'

Over two days on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th October all of Year 9 had the opportunity to work with business volunteers from a variety of companies including Rowan Dartington, Hilton Hotels, National Composite Centre, Airbus, Bristol University, Schneider Electric and BAE Systems. The sessions were delivered by My Future My Choice,  with students working in teams to create their own fictional adult characters by playing a ‘game of life’ board-game. Teams debate challenging life choices for their character. Each team is facilitated by a trained business volunteer to explore the importance of a balance in health, citizenship, socialising and expertise. The students then build their character as a life size puppet. The day concluded with entertaining and engaging performances by the students, with their character reviewing the action steps and decisions they took and conveying the key messages that a balance in life helps achieve happiness.