Teesside Park partners with Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation to run education programme
Teesside Park has teamed up with the Middlesbrough Football Club (MFC) Foundation to run an educational programme aimed at providing local young people with real-life business experience.
The ‘Raise Your Game’ initiative will see Teesside Park and the MFC Foundation host eight sessions with fifteen Year 9 students from North Shore Academy in Stockton throughout May and June.
Teesside Park will provide the pupils with real-life business experience and advice through a range of activities with retailers including Showcase Cinema and Hollywood Bowl, while Matt Vickers, MP for Stockton South, will provide a careers talk.
The students will also take part in a retail-focused challenge and will present their work back to a judging panel of Teesside Park and MFC Foundation representatives before a winning group is chosen.
Catherine Furlong, centre director at Teesside Park, said:
“We’ve been proud partners of the Raise Your Game initiative with the MFC Foundation for a number of years now. Supporting the local community is incredibly important to us and we have always had great feedback from previous participants. In particular, students have enjoyed gaining real-life experience in a workplace setting.”
Matthew Kirk, project coordinator at the MFC Foundation, said:
“Raise Your Game is a unique opportunity to help students learn about the world of work in a way which is both practical and engaging.
“We’re excited to meet this year’s pupils and see how the next few months will motivate and inspire their future careers.”