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Volunteers needed to help a school in Minehead, West Somerset

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Do you want to help children in Somerset ‘be the best that they can be’?

We are running workshops for year 6s and 7s at Minehead Middle School in West Somerset over 2 days. The workshops are called ‘Be the best that you can be” and are aimed at helping raise the aspirations of the students . West Somerset has been identified as one of the lowest areas for social mobility in the South West and is designated as one of the new 'opportunity areas' for investment.

Details of the event

When: 6th and 7th of June 2018

Where: Minehead Middle School, Ponsford Road, Minehead, TA23 5RH

Time: 8.30am – 4pm

We are looking for 16 volunteers each day.   There will be two workshops run each day, the first is workshop will be from 9.15 – 11.15 and the second one from 1.40 – 3.40pm.   Volunteers will be paired up and given a table of about 8-10 children to work with for each 2 hour session.

No previous experience needed just a willingness to engage with year 6 and year 7 pupils to encourage them ‘to be the best that they can be’.

A full briefing pack will be given to each volunteer giving details of what to do for each section of the workshop. A telekit will be held prior to the event to run through the briefing pack so that everyone is aware what is expected of them. There will also be a quick run through on the day before the workshops start.

Please note that due to the location of the school, volunteers will need to be able to drive to the event themselves (or stay overnight the day before) due to the lack of regular public transport in the area.

If you are able to help on either day or have any questions, please email

Please note that you will need to seek approval from your line manager and any travel and subsistence costs must be met by your department. This event may count towards your 5 a year learning and development days.

Civil Service Local are committed to ensuring that wherever possible our events are accessible to all participants. If you have any specific requirements that will enable you to fully participate, please let us know and we will endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments.

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