The Wembley Park schools engagement programme
As part of the Wembley Park community and skill programme, we have partnered with a number of schools in the Brent area to build long-lasting relationships. We want to engage young people with Wembley Park and the development from start to finish.
The programme also creates awareness of the many careers within the construction industry through three key activities:
Site tours: These are a great way for children to understand what a construction site looks like.
Activity days: These are run in schools in partnership with Young Enterprise. This programme allows children to understand how the communities are built in which they live and grow.
Refurbishment projects: As part of the programme, work is being carried out in a number of schools to improve their facilities. For example the Ark Academy in Wembley is benefiting from a playground makeover, which is being undertaken by Quintain and their key contractors.
Skills Builder Partnership
Wembley Park and Quintain work with Skills Builder Partnership and three key schools in the Brent area to develop and transform essential skills in school children. We host a number of educational challenges for children to participate in and learn from. These challenges use their essential skills throughout, and ends with them reflecting on how well they used such skills and where they can enhance and improve them.
Wembley Park and Quintain support youth charity, London Youth Rowing. Aiming to work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and groups that are at risk of being inactive, the charity works with a huge variety of young people to develop a robust, fun and helpful physical activity habit. Some of the main focus areas are inactive young people, girls only, young people who have little to no engagement in PE, SEN and those with disabilities.
The Promise Foundation is one of the recipients of the Wembley Park Community Fund. The charity helps promote and develop the potential of young people by offering them direction and broadening their horizons. Inspired by the incredible work they are doing to change lives, Wembley Park and Quintian helped fund the expansion of their work in two more schools.
Wembley Park and Quintain have collaborated with children’s mental healthy charity, Place2Be. Working with children, families and staff in schools, Place2Be aims to bring the topic of mental health to the forefront of conversations – especially in young children. Working closely on a number of different projects, such as the Ivor Goodsite Art Hoarding Competition.
The school engagement activities of Wembley Park are not limited to the above mentioned projects— the Wembley Park team has hosted seminars alongside Prospects, crash courses with the College of Northwest London, workshops with the National Citizen Service and much more. We’re always open to hosting, working with or upskilling local Brent schools on careers in construction, property development and skills in the workplace. To enquire, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org