“YOU CAN IF YOU THINK YOU CAN” Post-16 students gear up for work experience!

Work experience is just around the corner for our Year 12s, and they’ve been getting ready with a preparatory workshop from local business partners.

The 2 hour workshop featured group discussion, writing tasks, and motivating input from visiting professionals who encouraged students to seize every opportunity with both hands, be friendly and professional, and believe they have what it takes to succeed. The session enabled students to discover more about: general industry expectations; attitudes and behaviours required to thrive in the workplace; how they can make a positive impression with potential employers and the importance of self-belief.

To end the workshop, students were read the powerful and inspiring quote from Walter D. Wintle, “You Can if You Think You Can”.

“If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!”

― Walter D. Wintle