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Friday, 07 February 2014

School pupils encouraged to think about careers in social care

Written by The Editorial Team

A Worcester school has this week been encouraging more young people to consider careers in adult social care.

Bishop Perowne CofE Performing Arts College has hosted a workshop designed to challenge students' perceptions of the opportunities offered by the sector.

Pupils from Pershore High School, The King’s School Worcester and Worcester Sixth Form College visited the Merriman's Hill school for a performance of Finding Joy by Vamos Theatre Company.

The play explores the relationship between creative pensioner Joy and her rebellious grandson Danny when he decides to become Joy’s carer.

John Plant, assistant head teacher and head of the performing arts specialism at Bishop Perowne, said: “Vamos Theatre Company has been a long standing partner of the college and our students have been involved in many dynamic and memorable learning experiences as a result.

“This performance is accompanied by a presentation from ACT, which will give students an opportunity to reflect on the emotive themes of the play and on the possibilities of a career in the health and social care sector.”

The schools involved have all been taking part in a Worcestershire and Herefordshire-wide project about adult social care, funded by the Association of Care Training (ACT).