In-house InternshipsReal-life Problem Solving

In 2022 we launched a series of exciting In-house Internships to help students develop the key transferable skills valued by future employers. Pupils engage with business leaders, experts and professionals ‘in-house’ at Godolphin and take part in ‘real-life’ analytical and problem-solving activities. Students collaborate, develop convincing communication skills, critical research skills, think creatively and embrace different perspectives. Part of our Futures programme, the internships are structured as a range of challenges focused on developing evidence-based ideas and solutions and in the first year included the Year 7 Small Business Internship with Urban Pantry café – see video above.

In September 2022 we were absolutely delighted to receive the news that the school had won Talk Education’s inaugural Innovation in Education award for Thinking Beyond the Curriculum in recognition of our In-house Internships programme.

After the successful launch the 2022-2023 programme includes:

Year 7 new course ‘Applied Drama’ where they explore the skills of collaboration, empathy and self-regulation through performance and drama activities.

Years 7-11 designing and implementing projects that create positive impact and fit the criteria to be entered for the Social Impact Prize.

Years 8 – 10 working with Hammersmith BID (Business Improvement District) to encourage awareness and use of the Hammersmith Privilege Card, a local business loyalty scheme.

Year 9 students working with the Hammersmith and Fulham Council Climate Alliance on a local project to change behaviour and encourage more eco-friendly travel choices in the Borough.

Year 10 and 11 collaborating with representatives from Reuters to develop ideas to encourage teenagers to engage with credible news sources rather than with fake news.

Year 10 students working with sustainable food start-up Saved Food to increase brand awareness in the 16-24 age group and to launch a new product.

Year 10 and 11 students working with sustainable STEM education start-up Team Repair to develop and test new prototypes that can be brought to market.

Lower Sixth taking part in the LSE Mentorpreneurship programme powered by OakNorth and LSE Generate, to explore and evaluate the effectiveness of social impact projects and to design and implement their own.