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School pupils visit Honda to make their dreams a reality

Published: 4 Oct 2012 06:300 comments

THE next generation of workers set the wheels in motion to make their dreams a reality at a thinking skills workshop.

DREAM CATCHERS: Key Stage 3 pupils from The Westgate School with Karen Green, enterprise officer, take part in the Honda UK's head office

Pupils from The Westgate School, Cippenham, were given a masterclass into 'pursuing their dreams' at Honda UK's head office, in London Road, Slough, on Thursday and Friday, last week.

The initiative is part of the School of Dreams programme, developed by Honda chiefs and education experts, to equip 11-13-year-olds with skills and strategies to turn their ambitions into reality.

Karen Green, enterprise officer at The Westgate, said: "The link between schools and local employers is essential for preparing the next generation of workers. Honda's School of Dreams is a superb educational event that engages both pupils and teachers in team tasks that encourage a 'can do' and proactive attitude."

Pupils learnt about inspirational real-life examples of high achievers and attempted new skills, including juggling.

Emma Toothill, communications executive at Honda, said: "To help children understand they can turn their dreams into reality by learning to use strategies in their early lives will undoubtedly have a positive effect on our local community. The children's enthusiasm was incredible."

The programme has been taught in more than 180 UK schools, reaching 8,500 pupils, since it was set up five years ago.

It was the first time the event had been held at a Honda site. For more information visit www.schoolofdreams.co.uk.

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