Local businesses ‘Adopt a School’

The Adopt a School Programme, created by Business in the Community, is a project that aims to link local schools with local businesses.

As part of the Programmes’s action plan, Limavady High School hosted a Careers Fair on Thursday, 10 February where students from local secondary schools got the opportunity to meet representatives from various businesses and organisations.

Pupils from the High Schools, St Mary’s High School and St Patrick’s High School, Dungiven participated in the half-day long event.

The Adopt a School Programme is a pilot initiative run by Business in the Community that will create better co-operation between the business and education sectors, utilising the experience of the business community to help enrich the education system in Northern Ireland.

The project has been funded by Limavady Borough Council through the Economic Development Programme and is aimed at pupils from the Neighbourhood Renewal Area.

Limavady High School pupils and teachers have been working closely with Debbie Gallagher from Business in the Community to draw up an Action Plan for the school. This Action Plan covers topics such as this Careers Fair, interview skills, CV Workshop, job preparation, mock interviews, entrepreneurship, and a Fair Trade event.

Representatives from the PSNI, Fire Service, NW Regional College, Ilex, Stream, Derry Port & Harbour and Vuelos Baratos attended the Careers Fair.

Approximately 60 pupils attended the event.