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November 4th, 2011

All go at Canaan!

It has been a busy couple of weeks! As per the last post we visited the Mirror last Tuesday. Last Thursday (27th October 2011) we had a visit from Mr Pascoe a director from Goldman Sachs.

He lead a quick quiz (with a prize) to spike interest and then gave an excellent short talk about himself, his job, and how he got to where he has got to, in his organisation. He also talked about the world economic context and all the problems we are currently facing. It was very informative. He followed the talk with another quick quiz (with another ┬áprize!) about what he had been talking about. It was brilliant and as I said last week we do love hearing stories. These stories give young people a place to hang their aspirations – a face to aspire toward.

I found a quote that reminded me of why we believe aspirations are so important:

‘Motivation lasts for a day, inspiration lasts for a lifetime’ Nick Vujicic

We have also split our main Thursday session so on Monday’s from 18:30 – 20:30 we run a youth club session for school years 7,8,9 (ages 11 – 14) and then on a Thursday 19:00 – 21:00 for school year 10 up to the age of 19. We have split them for a range of reasons, one of the main ones being that young people have identified they wanted this themselves. We hope it will enable us to better cater for the different needs and interests of the different age groups and therefore attract more young people.