Personal Development Programme at Henry Beaufort

Winchester Rotary is hugely active in supporting local Young people through a variety of activities and funding. Our work with Henry Beaufort Winchester largest comprehensive school is long-standing and continues.

Our latest venture is to sponsor our partner EBP South to bring a development programme to vulnerable year 11 pupils at Henry Beaufort who will shortly be transiting to other local colleges such as Peter Symonds and then on to the world of work or University. One of Henry Beaufort’s values and drivers is to recognise and support ambition and the development programme is about encouraging and realisation ambitions.

EBP is charity operating in Hampshire with a strong track record, whose mission is to inspire and prepare young people for the world of work. It brings professional coaching to young people through its employees and a cohort of business volunteers. The interactive session focused on matters that are not necessarily covered in depth in school curricula. Including life skills, financial literacy, and personal skills/issues. It involved getting participants outside their comfort zone in a positive way and looking at the factors that prevent pupils (and all of us) from achieving our goals and ambitions and how to overcome fears, embarrassment, and negative peer pressure. The presenter shared some of his own life challenges which clearly had resonance even with the young participants.   

Next up in our Youth Programme will be interviewing training at Westgate School..  

Photo shows EBP Presenter Simon Howlett with Rotarians Deborah Macartney, Mark Butcher and Clive Cook who supported EBP South in the session adding the benefit of their work experience

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