This Friday, Marine Academy Plymouth (MAP) will host the Super Summer Showcase, a carnival-themed event.
This year’s event will follow on from the success of their event last year. There will be activities for all ages such as a bouncy castle, sumo wrestling and a special visit from a Plymouth Argyle footballer. Local businesses have been invited to attend the event to be on hand for any potential enquiries from young people who are thinking about their future.
The Super Summer Showcase will also feature live performances from students who attend the secondary school. A group of students from Year Twelve and Thirteen have joined together to plan and promote this event. The group have chosen to call themselves Unity, with a main priority of running an event that unifies the community.
It also symbolises the teamwork that is required to run a big event like the Super Summer Showcase. Their hard work will continue into the big day as they will be on hand to help run the activities. The event has been put together as part of the student’s Creative Skills Initiative. The programme is delivered by the Real Ideas Organisation as a strand of the Creative Employment Programme.
The programme is designed to enhance the link between education and the workplace in the cultural sector. Young people who take part in these programmes gain valuable employability skills and work with successful organisations to gain practical work experience.
Claire Honey, consultant for the Real Ideas Organisation, who has been working alongside the students to organise the event, said, “I have had the pleasure of working with Unity over the last few weeks to design an amazing event. I am very proud of what they have achieved in a short space in time – they have shown real professionalism and commitment to creating something exceptional for their school and community.”
The Super Summer Showcase will take place on Friday 15 July at Marine Academy Plymouth, running from 1pm to 4pm.