A group of Year 9 students went this week to attend the Ryedale District Council Opportunity Knocks event, held in conjunction with NYBEP and Derwent Training.
The event brought together young people and employers from across the Ryedale area, helping to establish good relationships, understanding and communication links.
Many employers and training associations came along from different industries including engineering, the arts, local councils and the National Parks.
Leaflets and lots of posters and forms were handed out to the students of Malton School to give them ideas and to help plan for careers, think about apprenticeships and places to go to study qualifications you need to get the job you want.
It is important for students to have these types of opportunities as early as possible so they know for sure what they want to do. It also means they can be prepared when choosing their GCSE options.
Year 9 student Annabel Williams was inspired by the music college stall. She said: “I enjoy music and it’s something that interests me. I’d like this music college and thanks to opportunity knocks, I have an opportunity to look into it.”
By Lily Thompson, Year 9
Recently Malton School Year 8 students had a visit From the Yorkshire Ambulance Service as part of European Restart a Heart Day on October 18th.
The team came in to give demonstrations to students on how to save someone’s life. This included doing mouth to mouth resuscitation with a mannequin and doing 30 presses on a mannequin’s chest to save a life.
Here is a demonstration on how to do it:
1.CHECK – Check the victim for unresponsiveness. If the person is not responsive and not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and return to the victim. If possible bring the phone next to the person and place on speaker mode. In most locations the emergency dispatcher can assist you with CPR instructions.
2. PUMP – If the victim is still not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions. Push down in the centre of the chest 2-2.4 inches, 30 times. Pump hard and fast at the rate of 100-120/minute, faster than once per second
3. BLOW – Tilt the head back and lift the chin. Pinch nose and cover the mouth with yours and blow until you see the chest rise. Give 2 breaths. Each breath should take 1 second.
The session was very interesting but more importantly it could help Malton School students save a life.
By Toby Spence, Year 8