Horizons debuts with a visit to The Jim Lawrence Iron Works
The tour started in the showroom where Jim explained how the company started and showed the young people the different products that they make at the foundry, next up we had a tour of the factory floor, meeting the staff and seeing how the machinery works first hand as well as some of the staff explaining their particular roles and how they got into the industry, we then moved up into the marketing and design area, meeting the in house photography team and having a look round the photography studio, our last stop before questions was to meet the accounting team where Jim explained how some of the accountants had worked their way up from the factory floor and into the accounting team by showing great work ethic and an interest in accounting, we ended the tour back in the showroom where we had a Q&A session with Jim. The young people were really receptive to this and asked some brilliant questions and the advice Jim gave to them about interview etiquette.
Finally, we worked with the young people filling in their individual working documents (nicknamed “broadening my Horizons”) where they slowly build up there working portfolio as they move through the course, these documents are all based around their individual ambitions and aspirations, the packs also contain feedback forms to be filled out after every session.
Our next session is Wednesday 22 nd November at The Lindsey Rose, where the young people will be meeting the cooks and front of house team as well as getting hands on cooking their own courses with the chefs, this looks like it’s going be a very popular session, so it'll be on a first come first serve basis.
Contact Zach email@example.com for more info.
Today Kayleigh joined our youth work team and we're all looking forward to working with her.
The Porch Project is working with DanceEast on a Hadleigh Town Dance Project. Starting Tuesday 20th at our drop-in session and running for 6 weeks.
The Porch Project continues to go from strength to strength and on the evening of Wednesday 24th January our new premises in Hadleigh were officially declared open by The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Clare, Countess of Euston.
Our second Installment of Horizons was kindly held at The Lindsey Rose, we were also joined by Stacey Bunn from IBS who will be running money management sessions in conjunction with the Horizons Programme, we started the session by introducing the young people and Staff to one another as well as splitting the young people into two groups.
So, The First Horizons session was a hit!
First off, we need to say a huge thank you to Jim and the staff over at Jim Lawrence for the warm welcome and the hugely engaging guided tour it was a really good experience for the young people as well as Zach and Ben, we had a total of ten young people from both Hadleigh and Great Cornard which was a really great turnout.