Ark Globe Academy and Brewin Dolphin join thousands across the UK to celebrate the power of volunteering

Enterprising year 9 students accelerated their business knowledge and employment potential with the help of Brewin Dolphin volunteers as part of the Business In the Community national Give & Gain Day 2015. The Business Studies students put the knowledge learnt in their classes into practise whilst working with the volunteers from the international organisation in order to develop the concept and business plan for a healthy drink. The highly competitive activity culminated with students pitching to a panel of industry leaders: Stephen Howard, CEO of Business In The Community, Jacqueline Russell, Deputy CEO of Future Leaders Trust, and Rupert Tyler, National Director of Culture and Diversity at Brewin Dolphin.

 

Rupert Tyler, National Director of Culture and Diversity said “Give & Gain Day between Brewin Dolphin and Ark Globe Academy has proved a resounding success, showing the harmonious efforts of two different parts of the community working together for the greater good. The children at Ark Globe Academy are very talented.”

 

Afzal, Year 9, Ark Globe Academy said “Everything we have studied in Business Studies this year is coming into play. It has been a challenging but entertaining day.”

 

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community said “Give & Gain Day is an opportunity for businesses, community organisations and schools to celebrate what can be achieved through the power of volunteers. Employee volunteering is a win-win, the experience builds skills and motivates employees, whilst helping meet community needs.”

 

By working with industry partners Ark Globe Academy aims to help close the gap between education and the world of work for its students. Local businesses are invited to get in touch with the academy to discuss how they could make a big difference to a young person’s life.