The student council from Rainford High has been busy making worthwhile connections within the local business community following the launch of St Helens Ambassadors 2020.
Taking place at The Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens Ambassadors is a scheme by Invest St Helens which brings together the knowledge, networks, passion and determination of businesses, organisations, schools and individuals as a powerful force.
Students Thomas Ralfs, James Birchall, Alfie Tinsley and Ben Lomas, together with Helen Quinn, student council lead at Rainford High, had the opportunity to meet local business owners, advisors and council representatives to discuss their ideas, hopes and aspirations for a brighter future in St Helens, with the aim to develop successful links between Rainford High and the business community.
The day involved networking and listening to talks by Council leader David Baines, Garth Dallas, head of collaborations at The Good Business Festival and Carly Quinn, team manager from St Helens Council’s Care Leavers.
Year 10 student Ben Lomas, who is also a member of the Youth Parliament for St Helens, said: “It is great that young people are having a seat at the table of this event and it is fantastic to forge relationships with some real key-decision makers. I hope that we can continue to work with Invest St Helens throughout the year to bring about beneficial change to young people.”
Ian Young, principal of Rainford High, said: “We are delighted and proud to see our student council representing Rainford High at key events in the local area.
“As a school it is important for us to build strong relationships in the town’s thriving business community and our students are perfectly placed to do so as their views regarding the future of St Helens are equally as important, if not more.
Ian added: “We’d like to thank Cathryn White from Invest St Helens for inviting our student council and being so supportive of the school.”