It’s our third year running seeing the kids at Shenley Brook End School for careers advice speed interviewing!!
The kids are given ten minutes to interview various people from business and industry, including myself and business partner James, to get a feel for where they might want their career to go.
Being at a school brings back memories of how scary life looked for a boy who didn’t know what to do with his life!
All I knew was that University wasn’t the route for me. Whereas it felt as though the whole system was built around driving people into further education. The worst thing for me was that everyone else – all my good friends, seemed to have a plan.
How many of you had a plan when you left school….?
How many of you stuck to it….?
So does deviating from your plan mean you failed….?
I don’t think so.
Yet that’s the message we often teach our kids. Fear of failure is crippling and it’s worrying how much emphasis is still put on formal education as the only route to success. Let’s be frank, it isn’t is it!?
Both I and James are proof of that!
If we have inspired just one of the kids we met today, so that they don’t feel how I did at their age, then I’d say….
“We’ve had a good day!”