Junior Achievement Summer Workshops
Junior Achievement is the Island’s largest education charity helping young people to develop skills for the workplace and each year we raise £300,000 to support 5,000 students. We deliver a range of professionally developed workshops with the support of more than 240 volunteers from business and the wider community.
Our charity feels it is important to provide additional careers support to students impacted by the pandemic.
Dates & Times
With the kind support of Zurich International we will be running four one day workshops. Each of these workshops will be age specific: 11 – 12, 13 – 14 and 15 – 16.
With the borders due to open on 1st July please can we ask that you only register your child if you know you will be on Island during the specified dates as places are at a premium.
They will be held at the Villa Marina from 9.15am – 3.30pm and will take place on 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th August. At this stage we are not able to provide a specific date for your child until we see how many people register.
Students will work in teams to solve a real life business challenge. Each workshop will have a different theme.
Working in groups, they have to find a solution and make recommendations. The groups will be supported by a volunteer mentor and the JA team.
Teams are asked to present their idea to a panel of judges. The judges will then decide which team has come up with the best solution and award a prize.
If a child is not confident in presenting there are other ways in which they can support their team.
If your child is attending with a friend, it is likely they will be put into separate groups to help them meet new people and develop their communication skills. It will mean that all students are in the same position and do not feel left out.
Each workshop will accommodate up to 40/50 students and we will provide lunch.
- All of our programmes encourage learning by doing and are suitable for all academic abilities
- We expect all students to show respect to each other and the volunteers that they work with. In the unlikely event that event a child demonstrates unacceptable behaviour we may call to ask a parent or guardian to collect the student from the workshop
- Your child will be supported and supervised by the JA team. All JA staff have enhanced police checks and safeguarding training. Two of the team have basic first aid training
- All volunteers who support these workshops will have completed vetting procedures
- Places for the workshop will be free of charge but all donations to the charity are welcome
For more information please contact Sue Cook, CEO of Junior Achievement by calling 666266 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To register your interest please click this link no later than Friday 7th May.