We have had discussions which have been very interesting and used tools such as word searches, memory and listening skills, the game Hangman (using words such as motivation, education, study etc.., why you need/should have this) and group work on topics such as self-esteem and confidence.
We also looked at the type of careers that they wanted to pursue, why and looked at what they need academically and skills set to achieve their ambitions. This entailed employment skills development, mock job searching, writing CVs, interview skills, and one to one discussions.
They are working towards their Stepping Stones Awards and many of them have done some very good work and engaged. Some young people have made really good effort and their behaviour has improved.
Many of these young people are bright and full of energy, just sometimes it isn’t used the right way.