Archbishop Temple School in Fulwood is the latest Lancashire school to take advantage of a unique sponsorship opportunity offered to them by Preston based Suresite Group.
Following interest from businesses wishing to work closer with their local schools and communities, the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce launched its ‘sponsor a school’ campaign.
The campaign gives businesses an opportunity to work with and support a local school of their choice and is part of the Young Chamber initiative.
Commenting on the new partnership with Archbishop Temple, Geoff Oldham, Chairman of Suresite Group said:
“As a Lancashire-based business for over 20 years, we are passionate about finding ways to support our local community. When we heard about the Chamber’s ‘Sponsor a School’ scheme we were eager to take part.
“We’re especially excited to have been partnered with Archbishop Temple School – a school which strives to provide the best possible outcomes for its students. The Chamber scheme offers us the perfect opportunity to provide additional experiences for their students as they consider their future professional lives.”
The Young Chamber programme, launched in 2016 by the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, is one which local schools and colleges can join to boost prospects for pupils and students. It aims is to provide young people with a real and meaningful understanding of business, jobs, careers and the range of potential opportunities that exist once they leave education.
Assistant Headteacher at Archbishop Temple High School, Mr Baybutt, said:
“I’m delighted to be involved with the Young Chamber programme and both myself and Mr Gray, our Careers Coordinator, look forward to working with the Suresite Group and other businesses from various industries.
“I am delighted our pupils will have access to the best possible opportunities enabling them to make well-informed, confident decisions before embarking upon their chosen career path, especially in light of the government’s commitment to deliver three million apprenticeships by 2020.
“Through a series of workshops, guest speakers and enterprise initiatives that will be delivered in our school, we hope to inspire our pupils to become our business leaders of tomorrow.
“It is essential that whilst in school we are preparing our pupils for the world of work. The more exposure they receive to the world of business, the broader the range of employability skills they will develop, ensuring they are a diverse and well-rounded prospect for future employers.”
Businesses wishing to support a school or schools and colleges wishing to discuss Young Chamber membership can contact Hayley Topselvi on 01772 65300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.