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Students Passing on Life Skills

Posted 8 March 2006

Charlie Smith, 15, Lydia Beresford, 15, Anna Taply, 14, Jade Millington, 15, with Mentor Paul White.

DEDICATED students from Harper Adams University College are passing on their skills and experience to school pupils in Market Drayton.

Students at the Grove Language College are taking part in a life-skills project with ‘mentors’ from the Newport-based university college.

During the six-week scheme, the Year 10 pupils will discuss interview technique, be advised how to create a CV and informed about continuing education to university.

And the scheme, which is run in conjunction with Shropshire Education Business Partnership, has been hailed a success by Helen Fisher, Personalised Learning Co-ordinator at the Newcastle Road venue.

"This is the first time we have worked with students at Harper Adams for the scheme but it has been fantastic.

"Having someone coming into school and talking about work-related issues helps the pupils put their ideas and thoughts about the future into practice.

"The great thing about having the students in is that the information they give our pupils is current."

Jane Batchelor, School & College Liaison at Harper Adams University College, added: "The Year 10 mentoring at the Grove school provides an excellent opportunity for Harper Adams student ambassadors to contribute back into the local community, acting as role models to raise educational aspirations, encouraging young people to aim for university.

"We are always happy to help our local community to access information about higher education and the choices that are available to young people after they finish school."

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