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The L.I.F.E Experience group on Enterprise, the Eggheads event and the Diploma in IT

The L.I.F.E. Experience is an organization with a social purpose.  Our primary mission is to prepare the youth today for life tomorrow, whilst complying closely with the Department for Education (DfE) Government initiatives. We work hard to inspire and increase the self-efficacy of young people, whilst supplementing curriculum based education, effectively.  The services delivered have continued to improve and change the outcomes of young people, from an educational and social perspective. This has been successfully achieved through delivering personal development workshops, one-on-one mentoring and keynote speeches in schools, universities and community spaces.

“The programme really helped during my GCSE’s. The skills they taught us are the types of things we don’t learn in the classroom, but relate directly. I would definitely  recommend it to all students!”

Tim Tella, Archbishop Tenisons

We have additionally managed to build up a roster of several corporate business contacts. This has created scope towards involvement in enterprise/business link programs, such as the IT Diploma.  As a result, our involvement within the Diploma allowed us to embark on an adventurous journey to the Croydon park hotel, braving the elements!! On the night, The L.I.F.E. Experience table had a few empty seats, as some of the guests fell victim to the adverse conditions. This did not dampen spirits however, as the overall turnout was commendable.  Croydon TV covered a very well organized event, as we prepared to take on the other tables of guests, and not to mention the BBC’s very own Eggheads! As the evening progressed we began to realize that the competition was extremely stiff… After a valiant effort we found ourselves near the bottom of the league table, though managed to win an ‘A-Z sport’ book in the true/false round. Some form of consolation! The Eggheads were unsurprisingly impressive, coming in first place, but fine food and some great banter made the night a real success.

Apart from the obvious spectacle of the Eggheads, the real stars were the students. Their levels of organization, alongside Miss Benjamin and the other members of staff involved were outstanding, even with the snow and so forth. They initially displayed excellent confidence and presentation skills, notably Omar and Roddard. The other students worked diligently behind the scenes, showcasing their IT/media skills throughout the quiz! A very inspiring group of students and the L.I.F.E. Experience team can’t wait to work alongside them, on the IT Diploma. Moving forward the L.I.F.E. Experience feel that programs such as the IT Diploma will be very relevant.  From the perspective of student development, they incorporate theory based and practical learning which can be a major asset. Business links and getting out into the “real world” helps them grow into young adults and gives them invaluable life experience. We aim to continue our personal development workshops (in the process of gaining accreditation from mentoring & befriending foundation) and deliver Edexcel accredited programs, whilst continuing to work on future IT Diploma, Enterprise and applied business/IT projects.

Contact:

Twitter: @lifeoflondon

http://twitter.com/lifeoflondon

Facebook: The L.I.F.E. Experience 

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-LIFE-Experience/190713044952

Website:

www.thelifeexperience.co.uk

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December 16, 2010 - Posted by | General

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