Gavin Bowles, Careers Manager – The Angmering School.
“I just had to drop you both a quick email to praise Georgina’s work over the last few months in organising Pathway. Whenever we have been asked to attend meetings or to bring students along to help design the website Georgina has always gone out of her way to ensure the experience is professional and well prepared. Georgina always managed to grab the attention of the students, involve everybody and pitched her presentations perfectly. Her endearing qualities while working with our students was clear to see and for our school personally it has been hugely successful and this is mainly in part to Georgina’s energy and enthusiasm throughout the project.
It is the launch next Thursday which we are so looking forward to attend and I have no doubt this will be a successful climax to what has been an enjoyable and worthwhile experience for our three students who were fortunate enough to be selected out of their whole year group.
The Angmering School will be using the website within their curriculum so all of our students will continue to receive valuable information and learning from a website essentially created by students of their own age. Please pass on our comments to Georgina and once again well done for allowing us and other schools to be part of this worthwhile and highly professional project.”
Andrew Edwards, Assistant Principal – Sir Robert Woodard Academy
“Thanks for your hard work and commitment with this successful project. The students involved certainly benefited from the experience.”
Nick Wergan, Headteacher – Steyning Grammar School
“I wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into supporting our students working alongside you on the Pathways website launch. It is an impressive outcome, and having met both girls recently, I was impressed with the skills and confidence they have developed though their involvement.
Thank you for including Steyning Grammar School and congratulations on such an excellent outcome.”
Natalie Walker, People and Development Manager at Goodwood Estate
“Working with these young people has shown me how much potential they have in a workplace. They are hardworking, resilient, passionate and creative. These core values are just as important as the qualifications they’ll receive and as an employer it is their attitude to work that will make them stand out from the crowd. I am so pleased to have contributed to the website, it is full of useful resources from all sectors that provides young people with the right information they need to succeed in finding work.”
Izzy, The Angmering School – original Pathway Project member
“The website will benefit so many young people and give them the resources they need to start looking into work. It not only helps people get jobs but offers lots of good advice about opportunities available. Working with employers as well as young people has made sure that our information is accurate and useful.”
Kevin, Chatsmore Catholic High School – original Pathway Project member
“The project has improved my communication skills and boosted my confidence in interviews. It’s great to know that I helped create such a beneficial resource for young people in the Coastal West Sussex towns area.”
Joe, Chatsmore Catholic High School – original Pathway Project member
“I’ve really enjoyed working on the Pathway site. Seeing our initial brainstorming ideas transform into a working web page has been amazing and I’m really proud to have played a part in the project”
Reece, Felpham Community College – original Pathway Project member
“This has been such an engaging project to work on. It has taught me many life-lessons that I know will transfer into the professional world. Learning teamwork, time management and communication skills will really benefit me after school, looking to move into the world of work and the relationships I have built with employers and professionals has been invaluable.”
More testimonials about Pathway will be coming shortly!Stamp images: Carved Man by Lewis, Highdown by Joe, Worthing landscape Kevin, Arundel by Megan, Barn owl ©Darin SmithSussex Wildlife Trust.