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​Kings School students to tackle Snowdon as part of Take the Leap

Students from Kings School have been interviewed and chosen to take part in one of the LoveLocalJobs Foundation programme Take the Leap.

Employees from Paxton Access Ltd. and Shoreham Port interviewed 20 Year 8 students who had applied and managed to narrow it down to 14 students, who will be going on a once in a lifetime outdoor pursuits adventure to Snowdonia. The trip, taking place in September, will allow students to develop employability skills whilst taking part in outdoor adventure activities, such as gorge walking, hiking and mountaineering.

Volunteers from Paxton Access Ltd. and Shoreham Port spoke to the students about the skills that they will get from the trip, fears that they may have and what they feel they will gain from the experience. The interviews provided an opportunity for the students to identify key opportunities and learnings that they will take away from the experience, whilst also allowing them to put it into real life context face to face with employers.

Nicola ODonnell, Human Resources Director at Paxton Access said “It was great to be involved in the Take the Leap interviews to see how the programme could positively impact the students and help them build confidence and address their fears in a proactive way. The interviewees were all thoroughly prepared and did really well during the interview!”

Sarah Price, Headteacher at Kings School said

Paul Scrivens, Commercial Director at said “We’re so pleased to be able to give local young people, who might not otherwise get the chance, the opportunity to have such a fantastic experience. Take the Leap is part of a new range of initiatives being delivering through The LoveLocalJobs Foundation CIC in 2019/20, enabling even more of our next generation to benefit, and providing a wider and more diverse range of opportunities for local businesses to help support us.”

Students from Longhill High School are also benefiting from the programme, with a trip also taking place in September. As the trip is fully funded through the LoveLocalJobs Foundation and generosity of local employers, students have been chosen who would not normally be able to access this opportunity, and once there, will help them fulfil their potential and gain invaluable skills.

To find out more and how you can get involved email or call Stass, Community Programmes Manager on 01273 651106.


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