The Leicestershire Cares Education Team have had a busy Autumn term. With covid regulations in schools temporarily kept to a minimum and less in-school covid testing, there were less interruptions to learning and all our events were delivered as planned with a mixture of in-school and remote events.

The team delivered eleven mock interview events with six schools. One of these was a face-to-face event, delivered in school at The Long Field Academy. Across these eleven events, 860 students were supported by 116 volunteers. 

They also held five employability sessions in schools/colleges (speedy speakers and CV workshops) with five volunteers from different businesses. Three online, engaging with 293 young people. One of these was an in-person careers talk and interview preparation session for SEND students aged 18+ at Sense College, Loughborough. 

The Number Partners Maths challenge was launched once more for Primary Students across Leicester and Leicestershire and again pupils at Queensmead Primary Academy were outright winners and won a set of Maths games for their school. 

The team also launched a new project funded by the Thomas Pocklington Trust to develop and adapt their education programme activities and resources to ensure they are inclusive to the needs of visually impaired young people. For more information on the project see their article here A Focus on the Future.

Relaunch of Go for Reading
They are also relaunching their Go For Reading scheme with volunteers providing paired reading mentoring in schools from the summer term onwards. Go for Reading Relaunch 2022 | Leicestershire Cares

To find out more Education Team Update | Leicestershire Cares
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This blog was originally posted on the Leicestershire Cares newsletter.