Portree High School Pupils Enjoy a Careers in Care Day

This month, 29, S5 Portree High School students and two teachers enjoyed learning about possible careers in the care industry as Home Farm staff members, Wendy Lynch and Jamie Blair informed pupils about what a career in care entails. Home Farm is a thriving care home that currently hosts and looks after 37 elderly residents.

Information and Activities

Pupils enjoyed a presentation from Home Farm staff who told them about their own inspiring career journeys in the care sector before going on to talk about the qualifications required and the possible rewards and challenges of the job.
This was followed by practical, interactive sessions with the pupils to show them what a career in care would involve as students learned how to take a blood pressure and looked at website www.aquestionofcare.org.uk to find out if a career in care was for them. The website also included case studies where pupils could read about people’s personal success stories regarding their careers in care.

Job Opportunities and Work Experience

During the session, staff outlined in detail all the available job opportunities in the care home which included nursing, administration, cooking, KP work and maintenance before offering students the opportunity to come and visit the home again if they were specifically interested in a care career.

A massive thanks goes to all the staff members who took the time to come out and speak to the pupils!

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