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STRiVE: How volunteering gives back to everyone

by Sonal Sumaria Hi everyone, hope you’ve all had a lovely summer. Did you all get up to anything exciting? I’ve done a fair bit of travelling, both independently and with my family! Are there any fellow Potterheads out there? I would love to share my magical summer adventures with you, but I think that’s for another article. Today, I wanted to talk about volunteering. It is certainly something I really enjoy. Instead of receiving payment, I’m happy knowing that I’ve made a difference to someone’s life. And that means a lot to me. My volunteering journey started [...]

By |October 8, 2021|Categories: 18 plus, Life skills, Strive, Volunteering, Wellbeing|0 Comments

STRiVE: My internship with VICTA

by Harriet Smith I decided to apply for the VICTA Young Ambassador programme in 2019 because I wanted to have the opportunity to further develop my writing skills and increase my confidence in working within a team. I also wanted to meet new people and improve my employment prospects. For my secondary education I attended New College Worcester (a boarding school for visually impaired people), then went on to study Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire where I gained a 2.1 degree. One of the main projects during the programme was to work on and design an [...]

By |October 8, 2021|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Life skills, Strive, Volunteering|0 Comments

Life hacks vlogging competition

And now for some fun! We’d like to challenge you to share your life hacks with us via video. We’ll choose three at random to receive a £50 Amazon voucher. So what is a life hack? Any trick or tip you use in everyday life to make life that little bit simpler. Whatever yours is, just record a short video (no longer than 3 minutes) of you talking about it or showing us it in action. To help you get started, here are some topics your tips could explore: Phone apps you just can't live without Gaming fan? [...]

By |September 16, 2021|Categories: 14 to 17, 18 plus, Life skills|0 Comments
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