Holly Park Primary School
From the London Borough of Barnet, Holly Park Primary School joined the Skills Builder Partnership in 2014 with the aim of developing the essential skills in their students. Over the years, students across the whole school have done this through Projects as well as Challenge Days and Trips to Employers.
Save the Children
Save the Children run world-class programmes to save children’s lives and challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a brighter future. They work in more than 120 countries, including the UK.
From the moment they arrived, students were putting their essential skills into action. First of all by gathering as much information as they could about their hosts and the volunteers who were joining them for the day, and then further as they explored the workplace through a tour.
Then, in teams, the students were set their Leadership challenge: to create a social media campaign to raise awareness of an important issue. They began by researching the work of their host organisation and choosing a focus for their campaign. Then, they created social media content, including feed posts and story filters. When creating their campaigns, students reflected on how social media can be used for social good.
The day ended with a chance to share their achievements with a panel of volunteers. They reflected on how they had applied Leadership throughout the challenge and looked ahead to how they could apply this skill again in the future.