A group of our Year 9 students have recently engaged in the Future Pathways programme, funded by Sellafield and ran by the Child Centred Policing Team in connection with Morgan Sindall.
Over 10 weeks, the students engaged in activities and opportunities to increase their awareness of what options are out there once they leave school, and build upon their employability skills.
The team took part in outdoor pursuits with Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project and discovered more about their local area and what support and activities are available. They also learnt about Action Planning and Teamwork, completed tasks around Dealing with Stress and Handling Criticism whilst developing other key life skills such as communication and confidence.
During the programme, the students also participated in a Community Engagement day where they were supported by Morgan Sindall staff to plant trees and learn about the different roles within the business.
The final challenge was for the children to document and present what they had achieved to an audience at their Graduation Ceremony in front of parents, carers, school staff and visitors from the police, Morgan Sindall and Sellafield.
Mrs Jenkins, Learning Mentor for Year 9 said:
“All the students thoroughly enjoyed their experience and were able to talk about what they had learnt and how the process had improved their awareness and aspirations for the future.”