A summer of work experience for local young people

A summer of work experience for local young people

Another academic year has whizzed on by and, during that time, we've had the privilege of working with hundreds of new young people.

With the summer holidays just around the corner, dozens of secondary school students have begun descending on our spaces for the opportunity to gain work experience with us and with our local business partners, so it's been a busy month full of new faces and lots of buzz.

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Daniel, 15, on his work experience placement

Daniel, 15, on his work experience placement

Every academic year, we host work experience placements for secondary school students, ensuring that we provide them with a meaningful opportunity to learn in a real-world work context. Here, Year 10 student Daniel writes about his placement with us: "I can honestly say that compared to literally any of my friends’ work experiences, I’ve done so much."

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Growing a garden together

Growing a garden together

As our Saxon Court community gardening project is coming to an end this week , we thought we would update you on how things have gone at the garden. Saxon Court is a mixed residential block in King’s Cross that includes supported housing and shared ownership housing. Way back at the beginning of the year, we received a grant from People’s Postcode Lottery to run weekly gardening sessions from May - October, in order to train local residents in wildlife and vegetable growing and garden maintenance skills and to create a beautiful space for them to spend time together as a community.

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