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4. WHO ME ?
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Some of the many activities you might get involved in during your time at school are listed below.

Mark with a TICK the things that you have ACTIVELY been involved in.

If there are any other activities you get involved in, add them to the list as well.
  • paper boy/girl
  • school canteen
  • baby sitting
  • organising dances
  • cake/sweet days
  • Scouts/Guides
  • captain sporting team
  • debating
  • library assistant
  • messenger
  • public speaking
  • gardening
  • book room attendant
  • care of family
  • drama-acting
  • drama-stage hand
  • drama-refreshments
  • drama-ticket sales
  • pet ownership
  • charity collections
  • school prefect
  • school council
  • distributing pamphlets
  • essay competitions
  • running raffles
  • school band
  • choir
  • group leader
  • milk run
  • corner shop
  • take-away food shop
  • supermarket-cashier
  • supermarket-packer
  • selling raffle tickets
  • maths competition
  • science competition
  • helping neighbours (provide examples)
  • helping parent's business or interests
  • church/community groups.

When you have finished, try to identify which skills that you have learnt by being involved in that activity - use the following list as a suggestion (but there WILL be other skills not on the list):
  • Money Skills
  • Organising People Skills
  • Helping People Skills
  • Creative Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Number Skills
  • Organising Paperwork Skills
  • Technical Skills
  • Physical Skills
For example, a young person doing a paper run develops certain:

Physical skills - up and down hills, pushing barrow
Money skills - handling money and giving change
Number skills - counting papers/counting change
Technical skills - maybe, when the wheel falls off the bike and needs to be fixed???
Communication skills - talking to customers - you don't just say "Waddayawant?"
Organisation skills - getting to work on time, completing run on time, organising papers in barrow, etc

and probably a lot of other skills as well!


Now try to summarise (in the list below) the special skills you may have learnt so that you can include them in your résumé. Remember HOW you learnt those skills so that you can provide PROOF to a future employer!

MY TEN BEST SKILLS

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