YRP North West ambassadors volunteered to support iRail, an in-school programme, run by Learn By Design, for year 9 and 10 students exploring careers in the rail industry. The volunteers participated across two days, one at Leek High School and one at The Kings Church of England School.
Each day was split into three activities with each year 9 and 10 cohort split into groups to rotate through the activities throughout the day. The ambassadors provided insights into the rail industry, while supporting the students and iRail instructors through their activities.
Overall the days were successful, with both ambassadors relishing in the opportunity to link with a younger generation and share their experiences working in Rail. To top it off, positive feedback from all parties involved has generated interest in developing the relationship between Learn By Design and YRP with the vision to enable a more integrated connection between the experience of the industry and schools around the country.