Team HQ on the Road - Westminster Primary Academy
Team HQ attends the first Career's Day for Westminster Academy to open up the world of entrepreneurialism to the next generation
BLACKPOOL, LANCS - As part of our growing association with Primary Futures, Team HQ's Elliot Evans attended Westminster Primary Academy's first Career's Open Day on the 6th June 2019. There in attendance were several other companies included BAE, Blackpool & the Fylde College, Blackpool Football Club, the NHS, The Sandcastle, the Police, author Dan Worsley and a Magician/Punch & Judy Puppeteer.
Running the open day for the former Claremont Primary School was Lis Pennington (Pictured on the right) who's passion for giving children the opportunity to understand what careers are open to them in the future was apparent, it is this kind of motivation that can aid a child into picking the high school subjects that will enhance their opportunities in the future towards their chosen career path, rather than choosing subjects that seem cool or because their friends are in the class, which can often happen.
Visiting the open day, Effie Sharpe (pictured on the left) reiterated the importance of the Primary Futures project in bringing the business community together to help inspire the next generation of leaders.
Also attending the event were several school governors and Dame Julia Cleverdon, Dame Julia is the Vice President of Business in the Community, Vice Patron of Teach First and the former Special Advisor to The Prince's Charities, with an international reputation for 'connecting the unconnected' and inspiring individuals and organisations to work together for the common good, which is something Team HQ is passionate about with their mission to grow an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Lancashire area and put Lancashire and especially Blackpool on the Tech Business map. During the conversation between Elliot and Dame Julia, we learned that our name had preceded us from our work with the Blackpool Tech Hub, and she was especially impressed with our business model in making it easier for new businesses to get the help they needed with three key methods of payment for our services that would cater for all levels of business owners making services accessible to all.
"Thank you so much for supporting our event today. We may have a few children interested in creating business ideas now thanks to your talks. Again a big thank you" - Lis Pennigton (Westminster Primary Academy)
Following the event, we learnt that some of the children that attended were keen on learning more about business and how they could in time start their own from Football Agencies to Animal Sanctuaries, it is hearing news like this that makes taking the time out to support these schools and projects worth every moment and the corporate social responsibility of all businesses to give back and inspire the next generation.
Team HQ will be visiting the following schools over the next few weeks -
Larkholme Primary School - 12th June
Anchorsholme Academy - 13th June
Flakefleet Primary School - 18th June
St. Kentigern's Catholic Primary School - 20th June
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