A group of Year 9 students have successfully completed an eight week learning and development programme.
The Future Pathways programme is ran by the Copeland Hub, Morgan Sindall, Cumbria Constabulary and Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project and provides a variety of classroom and outdoor activities each week focusing on a different area of learning and development.
Each session in the eight-week programme helped enable the students to develop skills to support them in the next stage of their learning and through to the world of work. They were challenged to take part in activities that pushed then out of their comfort zones, help develop their critical thinking, engage in team work and enhance their social skills.
Head of Year 9, Ms Wightman said:
“The Year 9 students have enjoyed being part of the Future Pathways this year. Every time they have returned from their days off with Roxy and Gillian they have been chatting nonstop and so excited for the next venture. They have been canoeing in the harbour, conquered fears on the climbing wall at the Whitehaven Harbour Youth Centre. They have been out and about in the community litter picking at Longlands Lake.
This group of students have conquered some fears, grew in their confidence and self-esteem and become much more outgoing in their attitude and personality. They made and presented their Future Pathways presentation to their parents and family, Mr Jackson, our principal and Peter McCall, Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
These students are ambassadors of both their year group and West Lakes Academy and hopefully they will continue to grow in confidence following on from this journey.”
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