Students Benefit From Raise Your Game Initiative

YEAR 9 students from North Shore Academy in Stockton had a most rewarding time at Teesside Park as part of MFC Foundation’s Raise Your game programme.

Working in partnership with Teesside Park, students seeking careers ideas and advice had the benefit of listening to words of wisdom from Kevin Day, senior general manager at the Showcase Cinema, before moving on to Hollywood Bowl where assistant manager Rosie spoke of opportunities there, before showing everyone behind the scenes and facilitating a competition.

Then it was over to the offices of Teesside Park management company to listen to Dominic Taylor a man who has already squeezed a tremendous amount into a short space of time, ranging from being with the British Army in Afghanistan to picking fruit in Australia.

Following Dom was Tom Martin executive director of Quatro PR, who spoke of opportunities in PR calling on some of his personal experience to bring real life stories into his presentation.

Rounding off a rewarding time, and just before food and drink was provided by Five Guys UK at Teesside Park,  the Rt. Hon Matt Vickers, MP for Stockton South, took time from his busy schedule which this week (like most) included three days at Westminster with a 1am finish most days, engaging the students with interesting local news about forthcoming developments in Thornaby and Stockton, mixed in with examples of life as an MP and just what that entails, as well as tales of parliamentary procedure in the Palace of Westminster.

The day was pulled together by Catherine Furlong, centre director of Teesside Park.

MFC Foundation would like to place on record their grateful thanks to British Land and everyone who made this day one which the students will remember for a long time.

Those students will now work on projects related to the day, before returning in the middle of July to make a presentation in front of a group of managers from the Foundation and Teesside Park.