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BLBW Ambassadors explore construction development on site visit

01 May 2019

Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors from Sheffield Park Academy attended their first construction site visit to the Prince’s Gardens housing development in Sheffield. Vicky Penn, Planning Officer from Sheffield City Council, talked to the group about the intricacies and challenges…

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BLBW Ambassadors show their teamwork in a scaffolding challenge

08 April 2019

Year 10 Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers (BLBW) scheme took part recently in a scaffolding challenge run by Haydn Tomlinson from Keepmoat Homes! Workshops like this showcase the programme’s ability to impact on student behaviours, outcomes and achievements.…

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Engineering Ambassadors showcase skills at Get up to Speed with STEM event

01 April 2019

Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers programme (BLBW) showcased the engaging and exciting things the programme offers at the ninth annual Get up to Speed with STEM event. The event took place at Magna Science Adventure Centre on the…

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Skills achievements of Barnsley and Sheffield teenagers recognised at prestigious Awards ceremony

06 March 2019

Over 130 Year 11 students from Sheffield and Barnsley schools were recognised for their achievements on an employment skills programme at a prestigious awards ceremony hosted at the Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield, on 27 February. The students, who had all completed…

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South Yorkshire teens give up a day’s holiday to build their work skills

22 February 2019

At the start of half-term holiday, over 90 teenagers from across South Yorkshire gathered at the Lifewise Centre near Rotherham to take part in a day of activities to build their job-ready skills. The ‘Skills Matter Day’ was organised by…

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Launch of new Construction and Built Environment Programme for South Yorkshire teenagers

20 February 2019

A new scheme supported by Keepmoat Homes and Sheffield Housing Company to give teenagers from South Yorkshire schools an insight into the construction and built environment industry was launched on Monday 11 February at the prestigious Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield.…

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Arts and Culture Ambassadors one step closer to achieving Bronze Arts Award

11 February 2019

Arts and Culture Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers (BLBW) programme recently visited Priory Place Methodist Church in Doncaster for a ‘Music in the Round’ event. The purpose of the Arts and Culture programme, led by Ignite Imaginations, is…

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BLBW Ambassadors explore STEM possibilities

10 December 2018

Year 9 engineering ambassadors from two schools in Sheffield enjoyed a jam-packed morning exploring opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects. On 4th December 20 Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers (BLBW) programme, from Sheffield Park Academy…

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New Year 9 Ambassadors get off to a flying start

05 November 2018

Over 60 young people from across South Yorkshire gathered at Sheffield’s prestigious Cutlers’ Hall on Tuesday 30thOctober to begin their journey on the Better Learners Better Workers employment skills programme. The young people aged 13 had been selected to take…

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Ambassadors Discover Digital Sector Jobs at Jaywing

09 August 2018

Digital Industries Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers programme recently visited Jaywing’s offices in Sheffield to see how a large marketing agency uses digital technology to advertise and promote the work of its client businesses. Jaywing employs over 600…

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