Learning out of the class
THIS week the Year 9 students from Killarney State School have been on work experience.
Work experience is where a student chooses a job which they may like to do when they are older or a job which may interest them and experience what it is like to do this job for a week.
I have enjoyed working at the Daily News but I wondered if others liked the jobs they chose so I interviewed my friend William Tyler, who spent the week at the Southern Downs Regional Council, across the road from the Daily News.
I asked him five questions.
At least I know I’m not the only one enjoying work experience. I don’t know why people complain about their jobs because I would rather be at work than at school.
I will know why people complain about their jobs in three years time when I start working for a living, but I’m stuck in the classroom until then so I will have to live with it and try to make the best of it.
Q1: What have you been doing on work experience?
Answer: Working on the council newsletter, filing and I wrote a blog about Killarney from a teenager’s perspective.
Q2: Have you enjoyed being at the council office?
A: Yes, it’s been a good experience. It can get tedious but that’s what a job is I suppose.
Q3: If you could change your work experience venue, where would you prefer to be?
A: Although I enjoyed working at the council, if I could change I would go back to my first preference which was Top Beat.
Q4: Are you going to Year 11 and 12 or getting a job?
A: Continue my schooling so I have more options.
Q5: What would you like to do after you leave school?
A: I would like to do something in the music industry because I can sing, play guitar and am interested in music.