Join us on Saturday 2nd October outside the Library. 10am - 12noon Labour’s autumn campaign is about education, skills and the kind of country a UK Labour government would champion
Saturday 2nd October 10am – 12noon
Labour would make sure every child leaves school life-ready
Every child, regardless of their background, should have equal access to a good education and get the qualifications and skills they need for the future. Labour would make this a reality:
1. Practical life skills
Labour would make sure the national curriculum includes practical life skills. School kids would get education in credit scores, applying for a mortgage and understanding employment and rental contracts.
2. Qualifications for good jobs
We should be inspiring school kids to reach their full potential. Labour would make sure no young person leaves school without getting the qualifications they need to thrive.
This starts with providing £250 million to local authorities, to re-engage with 16 – 17-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training.
3. Work experience
Labour would introduce two weeks’ worth of compulsory work experience for young people. Connecting young people with local employers means they build the skills needed for work.
4. Career advice
With Labour, young people will get access to professional careers advisors one day a week in school.
This will give every child the opportunity to get professional advice on their future.
5. Computer skills
Access to digital equipment is vital for children’s success. Labour would make sure every child has access to a digital device at home.
And this extends to school too. Digital skills would be embedded across the curriculum, to ensure a whole-school approach to developing digital skills.
6. Children’s Recovery Plan
As we recover from the pandemic every primary and secondary child should have access to after school clubs.
This could include the Duke of Edinburgh award, sports clubs, drama and music clubs, debating or book clubs