Not all the work that RWA e-Learning does focuses on building platforms and learning content. We also work in the local South Wales community helping with skills development on a wider scale. One of the areas we are passionate about is helping educate school age children and helping them prepare for the world of work. Once such project, was the launch of the Llanwern Life project with Llanwern High School in Newport.
The RWA team worked with Llanwern High School to create a team of school children who could design and run their own online media channel. Children were invited to write their first CVs after training from Barclays Lifeskills and apply for the roles to join the team and interviews were held on the school premises where RWA CEO, Tom Wood, chaired the interview panel. Once the team was selected, the children were invited to spend an afternoon at RWA's offices in Blaenavon, where the company delivered presentations on running a business, the importance of learning business skills and marketing and design.
We helped set-up a Wordpress site for the children and now provide ongoing training and support to help them run their media channel. The children meet weekly in their own time to plan how the website will develop and will all now have something extra to add to their CVs when they leave school.
“The work that RWA did with the children at Llanwern High was engaging and thought provoking in that it taught them a whole range of IT and Communication Skills. This would have been the childrens’ first experiences of the world of work and the projects that the team ran have inspired the group to want to learn new skills outside of the classroom. The work did not just stop there, and the children are now feeling empowered to undertake their own projects. Thank you for having the foresight to deliver something so unique in the Llanwern Life project and which will have a lasting legacy at the school.” – Emma Llewellyn, Head of English, Llanwern High School.