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New masterclass to prepare students for independent living

July 15, 2019

The Education Secretary has announced the introduction of new workshops to help prepare and support students for the challenges of independent living after they leave school.

Leapskills workshops, developed by student accommodation provider Unite Students, will offer schools and colleges free resources to teach Year 12 and 13 pupils about independent living, managing money and dealing with conflict.

The sessions will enhance how schools and colleges teach young people about what to expect and how to prepare for the leap of living away from home for the first time. It is vital that we teach our young people the life skills they need to be equipped to cope with the everyday challenges in life once they leave school.

Across the country, 1000 students have already benefited from the Leapskills workshops through a 18-month trial, with survey feedback showing 96% of students were engaged during the session and 91% of teachers would recommend it to a colleague.

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