Posted on May 14, 2013.
If you’re from the local area, or to be honest you don’t have to be that close by, you’ll have heard about One Hull of a Boat. They say from tiny acorns big oak trees do grow and that is evident from reading the blog and following tweets; what started as an idea communicated effectively has become something much bigger than anyone could have imagined.
So, Hull’s community (and some of those a little farther afield) have come together to fund a P1 Powerboat that will represent Hull far and wide. A small team have made this happen by using every skill in their tool kit and that’s where The Employability Charter comes in.
The Employability Charter is all about linking business and education in order to improve the employability skills of our young people, skills that businesses have identified as key to them but often lacking in those coming to them fresh from education.
You don’t have to look far to see the education angles that can be explored with regards the boat and the racing, from the math the driver and navigator need to put into practice to the geography around the races, from the design & technology around the boat to the literacy that was paramount in communicating the message.
The team behind One Hull of a Boat have also seen these possibilities and have signed up to the Charter. We’re now working on a project in conjunction with the team and a group of primary and secondary schools to ensure that whilst a great community initiative and the events surrounding it bring people together, employability skills are also brought to the fore. We’ll keep you updated on work on this incredibly exciting learning opportunity.
We’ve been so impressed by the communication and literacy skills demonstrated by the team behind One Hull of a Boat and the way they’ve communicated their message via this blog that we started this one of our own. Their message may be different to ours, but hey, if it works for them, it may just work for us too!
If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know about One Hull of a Boat, why not follow their blog at: http://www.onehullofaboat.wordpress.com