Hammonds helps Salford youngsters to build talents

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    Volunteers from Hammonds LLP in Manchester took time out of the office today to spend time helping youngsters to develop their talents and show them how they can use these talents in their future careers.

    The lawyers met up with students from the Oasis Academy in Salford to help them to build "talent bricks" - a way of helping youngsters to focus on what they are good at and enjoy doing.

    The finished talent bricks will then form part of the Talent Wall at the Arndale Centre during Talent Week which starts on Monday 29 March. The wall, which includes bricks from a number of schools in the region, is aimed at showcasing young people's profiles and their hopes for the future.

    Talent Week is a nationwide initiative developed by Business in the Community, and the Talent and Enterprise Taskforce, in association with BSCS and Edge, to celebrate the talents of young people across the UK. It has also taken place in Liverpool, Burnley, Sheffield, Brent Cross and Gillingham.

    Volunteers from Hammonds, the Co-op and Fujitsu worked together with the students from the Oasis Academy to build 40 talent bricks. Careers highlighted during the session included fashion designer, footballer, photographer and chef.

    Amy Barnett, a volunteer from Hammonds said, "It was great fun spending time with the kids from the Oasis Academy and gave them a chance to discuss their interests, skills and talents and what their future aspirations are. It was great to see so many enthusiastic and bright ideas."

    Hammonds is partnering with the Oasis Academy as part of Business in the Community's Business Class initiative which is aimed at bringing together schools and businesses to help transform secondary education in the North West.

    For further information contact: Kath Paddison, Communications Manager, Hammonds LLP, on 0161 830 5289 or email: katherine.paddison@hammonds.com

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