JOG’s enterprising, environmental and reminiscent term!

John O’Gaunt students have benefited greatly from its focus on careers, the business world and enterprise. Activities included interviewing business leaders in the school community (and these leaders then interviewing the Year 10s), some brilliant work shadowing opportunities, and a Year 7 ‘Get Shirty’ project with Newbury Building Society. For this students had the opportunity to ‘run’ a T-shirt company, which gave invaluable insight into entrepreneurship, business & financial models.

Students have also got stuck into local environmental projects, ‘having their say’ on the creation and design of an important new Wetland Nature Reserve (see above) and instigating a ‘Swift Town’ Project in Hungerford. The one closest to home was the breaking of the turf on the building of the school’s fantastic, new, 3G Community Football Pitch!

All this, and the school’s 60th Anniversary was celebrated, inviting former ‘Joggers’ and townsfolk (and village folk) for a reminisce and Afternoon Cream Tea! Below was ‘Jog’ in 1963. After an auspicious start, the worst snowstorms in a generation closed the school, and then the boiler broke down! Adversity soon overcome, in typical Jog style…