Pupils embrace work

Zara Lane defeated the stereotype by becoming the only girl to take on the traditionally masculine role of a mechanic's assistant at National Tyres and Autocare in Lincoln during De Aston's work experience week.
Zara Lane defeated the stereotype by becoming the only girl to take on the traditionally masculine role of a mechanic's assistant at National Tyres and Autocare in Lincoln during De Aston's work experience week.
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Every member of De Aston School’s Year 10 had an opportunity to embrace the world of work recently.

The students undertook a wide variety of placements throughout the local area, including private businesses, retail shops, catering establishments and schools, to name but a few.

Zara Lane, pictured above, defeated the stereotype by becoming the only girl to take on the traditionally masculine role of a mechanic’s assistant at National Tyres and Autocare in Lincoln.

Wragby Primary School enjoyed the presence of “very eager and keen team worker”, Jake Hegarty, who became a caretaking assistant, where one of his duties was to help take down a summerhouse.

Alana Morgan took on the role of grooming assistant at Top Dog Grooming Salon in Lincoln, where her employers said she was confident and got “stuck in” to the job.

“The work experience week is scheduled in to aid personal development and improve important life skills,” said Richard Foley, work experience co-ordinator.

“Employers gave an outstanding amount of positive feedback regarding the impact students had had upon their workplace.”