November 13th, 2013
Last Tuesday, the inaugural Opening Doors business awards were held at Lancaster House, bringing together 200 young people from across Great Britain.
During the event the young people met business executives and attended workshops aimed at targeting jobs, then later in the evening Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg awarded prizes to the winners of the four categories. For their work in the Key Project, a scheme at Central Foundation which gives pupils individual mentors, Slaughter & May won the Best Outreach Programme award, having given over 810 hours of tutoring last year.
George Benson, a Year 11 student who receives maths tutoring through the Key Project and met Nick Clegg at the event said, “It was a new experience for me, I really enjoyed getting to talk to people from companies that knew Slaughter & May.”
The awards continued for the Key Project. The following evening David Hopper, who has tutored for three years at Central Foundation Boys’ School, won the Islington Employee of the Year Award from Voluntary Action Islington.