Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Henley Young Partnership marks anniversary
Published 13/03/13



THE Henley Young Partnership has celebrated its first year.

Members and guests met at Phyllis Court Club to discuss their plans, including providing better links between schools and colleges and local businesses and community organisations.

Julie Perigo, who chairs the Henley Partnership, said: “The job market is highly competitive for young people and there are cutbacks on funding for work experience, so the partnership decided to see how we could offer support. We realised that a number of teaching staff do not live in the area and so cannot be expected to have the local connections, or the time, to seek out local businesses and community leaders.

“Yet they know the value of inviting them into their schools to give workshops, masterclasses and generally help students understand how to apply their class work to the real world.”

Over the last year a database had been compiled of local businesses, community groups, charities and individuals who are willing to offer their services. The young partnership has also acted as broker in matching mini-work experience projects with students at The Henley College and Gillotts School, which help them develop skills and experience for their CVs and job choices.

Deputy Mayor Stefan Gawrysiak, a former deputy head at Gillotts, said: “This is the sort of set-up everyone assumes is happening but which is actually rare. It is great to see the ways in which Henley’s local businesses, charities and schools are exploring mutually rewarding relationships.”


Published 13/03/13

MOST POPULAR
Gas fireball caused by lightning strike
Two injured in separate Bell Street falls
Nation wakes up to historic referendum
Fair Mile offices to be turned into housing
Tea is quintessentially Henley Royal Regatta
Children get royal help with life skills
International competition at HRR Qualifiers
Town ‘could become one huge retirement home’
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Live feed: Friday's racing from HRR 2016
Care home in neglect claim
Festival warns boat visitors to behave
Live feed: Wednesday's racing from HRR 2016
Badgemore Primary extension officially opened
Gainsborough paints a blooming picture
Tea is quintessentially Henley Royal Regatta
Electric cars welcome in Henley
Townlands unit still not ready
Children get royal help with life skills
No room for more homes
Children’s centre closure won’t end all services
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Stream doesn't defeat determined swimmers
British Rowing to investigate bullying claims
Olympic medallist gets on her bike to present
Walton and Collins secure silver in Poznan
Draw winner
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717