On Monday 20th January, Stamford Bridge took a trip to our local McDonald’s as part of their PSHE work on jobs, careers and finance. Throughout the term, the class have been studying different types of jobs that people in their community have, possible career options for them once they leave school and the difference between items that are necessities and luxuries. Pupils have especially focused on skills they would need to have when working in a job such as McDonalds.
Once everyone had arrived the class found a suitable area that was safe and not too crowded, where they could leave their belongings and engage with set activities. The pupils were introduced to Sharon, the Customer Relations Manager who explained to the pupils all the fantastic opportunities that McDonalds provide including their own charity supporting others in need and how important it is for employees to work hard and the skills they would need to have if they worked there. Pupils engaged well and took it in turns to ask questions before they were taken on a tour of the restaurant.
The class were split in to two small groups and with the support of Miss Hamilton, Mrs Scarlett and Miss Elson; they explored different stations in the food kitchen where everything is prepared. They learned about how oil is recycled in to engine oil for the trucks that transport the food, how food is sourced locally except gherkins, and they observed other employees preparing drinks and food in the fast paced, busy environment.
Finally, before returning to school and due to their outstanding behaviour, the class were all treated to a burger and a drink of their choice.
Well done Stamford Bridge!