Any ideas for a year 11's work experience project?
Hope someone can help me out.
A while ago we agreed to take on a year 11 for work experience in our IT group. He's on a GCSE computing course, has an interest in it, and says he particularly enjoyed a Python project he had to complete recently.
Anyway, the work experience week is next week, and for reasons outside of our control the timing is awful. With work experience students we like to invest a bit of time with them (some come back to work for us in university holidays if they're any good!) but this time we're going to have to leave him to his own devices a little more than normal.
I don't want to call it off, because that's shoddy, but on the other hand I don't want to waste his time either.
I have no dealings with year 10/11 computing so I am not sure what he should be able to do, so what I am looking for is ideas for a project we can set on day one, and he can research and work on on his own with some input and steering from us. I want him to feel he's achieved something, not just stared at a wall when we've been running from crisis to crisis.
Anyone got any ideas to share?