Bankers teach life skills to Smithills School kids

The Bolton News: Karl Moss, front left, from Barclays, Bolton with speaker Jamie Raynor from ‘Free the Children’ and students Karl Moss, front left, from Barclays, Bolton with speaker Jamie Raynor from ‘Free the Children’ and students

YOUNG people can bank on Barclays when it comes to getting a head start in life.

Representatives from the Bolton branch were at Smithills School delivering their LifeSkills programme helping pupils to develop the skills needed when they leave school — everything from in the workplace to managing their money.

LifeSkills is a national community event sponsored by Barclays and designed to provide young people with the skills that they need for life.

Students participated in different workshops including people skills — in which they developed self confidence; and workshops designed to help them understand work etiquette and writing a CV that stands out from the crowd.

The day-long event involved 90 pupils.

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