We all know that time is precious and it's hard to find any of it for ourselves, never mind giving it away. But I know from experience, that giving it wisely and to our next generation, is an incredible thing, so I'm asking you to spend just a few minutes reading the below.
I have been approached by Fiona Langan, the Young Chamber Manager at the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. The Young Chamber is a legacy project from the Chambers Centenary year and is beginning to gather some real momentum.
The programme, launched in January 2016 by the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, is one which schools and colleges within the Chamber’s area can join to boost career prospects for pupils and students. Overseen by, and with accreditation from, the British Chambers of Commerce, its aim is to provide a real and meaningful understanding in young people about business, jobs and careers by exposing them to the diverse range of industries within Lancashire.
One of the schools that belongs to the Young Chamber is Balshaw’s High School in Leyland and they have asked Fiona to assist with a “Preparation for Life” Day organised for their Y11 students on Thursday 7th September. The plan is for business volunteers alongside teachers, to deliver a series of sessions throughout the day which will really help students confidently step into higher education or employment.
Fiona is looking for volunteers to deliver one or two 30 - 40 minute sessions about Presentation Skills to 40 x Year 11 students.
The session times are:
Session 1:- 9.20 -10.20
Break:- 10.20 -10.40
Session 2:- 10.40 -11.40
Session 3:- 11.40 -12.40
Session 4:- 13.30-14.30
Session 5:- 14.30-15.30
If you feel you can help in any way please contact Fiona on FionaL@lancschamber.co.uk.