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One of the teams receiving their award at Google Hangout

A fortnight ago was Central Futures week, five days of workshops, lectures and competitions organised by the Central Futures team to help Year 12s consider the many options open to them in their future.

One of the competitions they took part in was organised by WYRD, a programme which helps school leavers prepare for the working world. The task saw the pupils split into groups and create 15 one-minute movies that put a spotlight on different problems someone may face early in employment, or situations that would not usually be discussed in the classroom.

The two winning teams with their certificates


Some of the videos were of a high enough quality that they were entered into a national competition. Last night at Google Hangout in Shoreditch, WYRD hosted their awards evening which was followed by a panel discussion and an opportunity for networking.

Of the students videos that were entered into the competition, Central Foundation won in two categories: Knowledge Networking and Business Etiquette. As well as attending the evening and panel, and having their video recognised, each pupil received £100 each prize money.

Ms Thain being awarded Teacher of the Year alongside WYRD's founder and chairman

On top of this, Central Futures team member Ms Thain was also awarded Teacher of the Year by WYRD.

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