Barclays LifeSkills Workshops with the Transformation Trust
Students in the Academy participated in Lifeskills workshops that focused on communication skills, networking and CV building which provided guidance and advice about future aspirations and the world of work. This culminated in a visit from Baroness Karren Brady in which she spoken to students on how to write a good CV and getting work experience. Please find a quote below:
“I was blown away by the respect the students at St Mark's Church of England Academy showed us. Such a lovely group of students to work with. Their questions they had for myself and the Barclay's volunteers, with regards to their C.V.'s, were very insightful and showed how keen they were to ensure their C.V.'s stood out from the rest”.
Fiona Wilkinson, Barclays Lifeskills Facilitator
The article can be found online using this link: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/07/karren-brady-interview-no-desire-to-become-an-mp
The Academy played host to a range of successful individuals in the business world and fashion industry that delivered motivational talks to students about their journey to success and the inspiration behind such success.
“Today at St Marks Academy in Mitcham I delivered two personal branding workshops and one motivational talk about my journey to a selection of students across the school. Lovely school with some talented students - it was an absolute pleasure siting with the principle too”.
Bianca Millar, Entrepreneur and BBC The Apprentice finalist
Quotes from students
"I learnt a lot from this week, it has provided me with a greater insight into what my career prospects are and how best to be successful in life." Martyna (Year 10)
"I am someone who is not very confident but this workshop helped me boost my confidence, I feel that my communication skills have improve and I think I am in a better position to speak to a range of different people in different settings." Irene, Year 9