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Students at CTK: St Mary’s hone people skills through Barclays Building Confidence and Resilience workshop
For students at Christ the King, the sixth form experience extends far beyond the parameters of the A Level and BTEC curriculum. These years are decisive to future work and study and often involve face-to-face interaction with employers, university admissions officers and other students. As hundreds of young people begin to plan for the next chapter in their lives, it is imperative that they feel comfortable in their choices and are able to express their aspirations with clarity and confidence.
Possessing strong interpersonal skills and resilience is invaluable. Whether it is an application for a university course, a one-on-one job interview or a group-based activity, it is important that students understand how best to represent their ideas and ambitions.
It is always enjoyable to be involved with young people who are highly engaged in what we have to say.”
For over fifty lucky Christ the King students, the recent Barclays Building Confidence and Resilience workshop proved hugely beneficial. The session, which was co-ordinated by eight Barclay’s staff members, advised students on how to hone their people skills, demonstrated how best to respond to challenging situations and illuminated the differences between assertive, passive and aggressive behaviour. The Barclays staff members also outlined a wide range of student work experience placements, which were tailored around student interest and covered almost all areas of the financial sector.
“It is always enjoyable to be involved with young people who are highly engaged in what we have to say” explained one of the Barclays representatives.
The College would like to thank Barclays for hosting such a beneficial and inspiring session.
Visit the Barclays Life Skills website here