Letting skills shine in the classroom

Pupils at Shanklea Primary School take part in a young enterprise project.
Pupils at Shanklea Primary School take part in a young enterprise project.
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A group of youngsters have been using their skills to shine as they learn more about potential careers.

Year 6 students at Shanklea Primary School in Cramlington have been spending time working alongside the Skills to Shine initiative.

The initiative works with businesses and employers to design, develop and deliver activities that compliment the school curriculum.

And it also gives young people the opportunity to learn key skills needed for the world of work through practical application.

Youngsters at Shanklea have set up their own enterprise related challenge.

They were given the task of selling produce they have designed and also made in a pop-up shop.

And while they were working on the project, the chilren were introduced to careers and future job opportunities related to that industry.

Skills to Shine is a north east-based community interest company with the mission of engaging young people in real, relevant and inspiring educational activities.

The Enterprise Project is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and works with young people aged 11 to 16 in south east Northumberland.

The project works to boost young people’s enterprise skills and introduce them to future options and careers.