Bewl Water Youth Hub Visit
Engagement Officers Brooke Ardley and Jake Huggett had an amazing morning at Bewl Water working with a fantastic group of young people who are or at risk of becoming NEET. Brooke and Jake joined up with Tonbridge and Malling Youth Hub as part of a week long course they were running aimed at upskilling and engaging with these young people.
The team spoke about digital footprints, the risks around social media and how this can impact future employment. Many young people do not consider what they post and how it may affect their future, so it is important for them to think more carefully and understand the risks as well as the benefits of social media.
The young people then created CV's and practiced mock interviews with the team. They finished out the morning with a game created by Brooke herself, Digital Skills Pong, to recap what they had learned throughout the day. It was great to see the group so engaged and one fed back to us that they were "very impressed with how much [they] learned that [they] might consider in the future". When looking back on the day, Brooke said "the young people worked so hard and it was a pleasure to be invited to work with them!"
We received these kind words from Sophie Worsfold, a Youth Worker that was present throughout the day:
"The lectures in the morning from the organisations went down really well and the young people were able to see they have lots of opportunities for the future, and also talk to people they can look up to and aspire to be"
Thank you so much for having us Tonbridge Youth Hub!
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