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Sep 29, 2018

Life skills success for Castlebrook students


Castlebrook High School, in conjunction with Barclays Bank, held a Life Skills Event to help prepare students for life after education.

Year 10 students were invited to partake in Barclay’s free education programme for 11-24 year olds which helps to build skills to move students forward into the 21st century workplace.

Headteacher at the academy, Sue Armstrong, said: “This event was a great opportunity for us to collaborate with a large company and well-known recruiter, in order to teach pupils more about the work environment.”

The academy, which is part of Shaw Education Trust, were a pilot for the scheme which saw students undertake a number of activities with the aim of developing work-based skills.

Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK, joined pupils at the event to explain why he is passionate about helping young people. Other speakers at the event included a successful local businessman who passionately spoke about young people in Bury being successful in business in the future.

The event was a great success amongst pupils and the school hopes to partake in similar activities in the future.