In February this year representatives from the Bhopal Medical Appeal came to our school and gave a very interesting presentation about the Bhopal disaster. They also offered two places to work at the Bhopal Medical Appeal office in Brighton during our school’s work experience week. Having been inspired by the work they do – raising money for the Sambhavna and Chingari clinics in Bhopal – we decided we’d like to spend our work experience week with them.
Today is our last day at The Bhopal Medical Appeal office and we’ve had a great week. One of the projects we were working on was extending a school outreach scheme by writing to various teachers from schools in the Sussex area to offer the school the same presentation we were given earlier this year. During this project we used and learnt many new and different skills including collecting information for a database, letter writing and graphic design.
In the last week we have also written several articles for this website, designed a promotion leaflet and of course done some good old fashioned filing!
We’ve both had a great time and think that we will be taking away lots of new skills that will be useful for working in a professional environment in the future. The week has also helped us shape our ideas for what we might like to do as a career after leaving school.
We would like to thank everyone at The Bhopal Medical Appeal for making the week enjoyable and educational and we think that anyone coming here for their work experience next year is incredibly lucky to have such a good placement!
Year 10 Dorothy Stringer StudentsMegan and Tristan