Monthly Archives: July 2015

Devizes School Career Coaching

CaptureSee below our involvement in two recent events associated with the Devizes School Career Coaching prorgamme

Enrichment Day, 24th June 2015

The enrichment day went ahead as planned, and David Hogg and I ran a session in the afternoon to help year 12 students better understand how to conduct themselves in any form of meeting, including job interviews.  The session lasted 50 minutes and was split into three parts:

  1. Role play on a customer meeting a waiter at a restaurant
  2. Role play of a person applying for a job at a wood merchants
  3. Discussing handouts of interview do’s and don’ts, and personal strengths/weaknesses – see below.

Interview Dos & Donts 150616

Strengths Weaknesses 150616


Career’s Fair, 6th July 2015

This was an all-day event where Geoff and I helped set up and dismantle the exhibitors’ stands and then were on hand to help out while the students visited the stands of interest to them.

In the afternoon I also gave a presentation about how “dreams can come true” based on my experiences with my Kileva Foundation charity.

For further information about the event take a look at this news item on the school website.

Best wishes


Devizes Beer Festival



The Devizes Rotary team once again set up their famous chili stall at the Devizes Beer Festival last Saturday, which was celebrating it’s sixteenth birthday.  We again received many rave reviews from customers (thanks to Colin for his great recipe) so much so that a number of them came back for second helpings!


Snacks & Hot Dogs

This year we had a second stall, initially selling snacks such as pork scratchings and crisps, sometimes with a pickled egg thrown in for good measure! Then, later in the day, we took over from the Guides to sell foot long hot-dogs, with plenty of onions, ketchup and mustard of course.