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BLBW Ambassadors learn the architectural process on studio visit

08 October 2019

As part of the Construction and the Built Environment Strand, the Year 10 Ambassadors from Chaucer School were lucky enough to be invited to the studios of  Coda,  one of the Architects working with Sheffield Housing Company. The Ambassadors were…

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BLBW Ambassadors build their skills in timed challenge

06 June 2019

Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors from Sheffield Park Academy and Chaucer School successfully completed their second school workshop this week as part of the Better Learners Better Workers programme. Haydn Tomlinson, from Keepmoat Homes, and John Clephan, from Sheffield Housing…

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South Yorkshire teens get Army education in half term skills day

31 May 2019

Seventy Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers programme spent a day of their half term taking part in Army-led training activities hosted at Sheffield Park Academy. The “Skills Matter” day was aimed at developing confidence, communication and teamwork. The…

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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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