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Teachers Building Society Pledges Further Support For Local Students

Nov 17, 2016

Having helped hundreds of local young people with a ‘My’ Life schools programme over the last two years, Teachers Building Society is delighted to pledge further support – funding more workshops than ever before.

The ‘My’ Life programme, run by Destination Education, supports students in providing quality workshops for local schools. Often linked to their GCSE options, the ‘My’ Life programme allows young people to identify their goals and dreams for the future and to think about the all-important steps they need to take to make their dreams a reality when they leave school.

The workshops took place in Dorset-based schools in 2015 ​and 2016 and now, Teachers Building Society is funding another 14 workshops for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The programme is run by Destination Education, with staff from Teachers Building Society attending as mentors during the workshops.

Julie Holden, Managing Director at Destination Education, said, “We are thrilled that Teachers have really seen the benefits of working with us over the last two years and want to continue. Their sponsorship is crucial to us and will ensure that together, we can give more young people a better chance of success.”

Michele Alcock, from Teachers Building Society said of the day she volunteered, “This was a really great opportunity to do something different and challenging which was way outside my normal comfort zone – an experience that will stay with me for a long time for all the right reasons… these amazing kids and teachers really made me think about my own values and what is important… a real lesson in life!”

The workshops take place in local Dorset schools and in a number of locations including Rock Reef, Bournemouth Rugby Club, the Dolphin Centre and Hamworthy Fire Station.

To read more about the ‘My’ Life programme click here.

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