Martin Science and Technology Award
here for more information.
The Challenge aims
to introduce young people aged 16-18 years to engineering and how
it plays a role in aerospace design and production.
here for more information.
Our History™ of the History Channel
This national campaign gets students
and their communities directly involved in preservation projects using
original documentaries, teacher's materials, and Web site activities.
The Save the Vengeance
Appeal intends to promote future generations interest in our joint heritage
by providing an educational partnership which will provide a foundation
both for training leading to employment and for further and higher education
in aerospace, naval and maritime industries, information technology and
heritage related businesses.
Our Education Mission
The Save the Vengeance Appeal is committed to reinvesting in our national
community. We have chosen to contribute our unique resources toward enhancing
education at the local and national level.
We believe that an educated, involved, and informed public is critical
to our country's future. For that reason, we are developing heritage, business
and education partnerships with HMS Vengeance, involving a variety of educational
programmes for communities across the country, ranging from history, leisure
& tourism, to engineering, information technology, oceanography, arts
HMS Vengeance and Education and Business Partnerships
Education and Business Partnerships (EBPs) are a local resource for
schools, colleges and employers. There are over 150 EBPs in England and
Wales, and 18 in Northern Ireland.
By promoting Education and Business Partnerships with the longterm
safeguarding of HMS Vengeance we intend:
The Save the Vengeance Appeal is proposing to develop Education and Business
Partnerships in association with the preserved HMS Vengeance. Proposed
activities may include:
To help improve student and teacher awareness of the world of work and
the key skills requirements.
To raise the profile of the 'work related curriculum' with teachers in
order to enrich student learning.
To contribute to the raising of achievement by students through work related
To help motivate students to see the value of lifelong learning, and of
obtaining both academic and vocational qualifications, as well as key and
Education/Business Partnership activities relate to all levels of education.
Every Student is entitled to one week’s experience, as 'a placement
on an employer’s premises' during their last compulsory year at school.
The pupil carries out a particular task or duty, more
or less as would an employee, but with an emphasis on the learning aspects
of the experience’ (DfEE 1996). By undertaking short placements on the
Vengeance when she becomes a museum thestudent will have the opportunity
to explore an exciting new world.
Understanding the world of work, e.g. dress, behaviour
Understanding relationships at work
Developing students health and safety awareness
Contribute to the development of key skills in young people, e.g. communication,
A placement involves a teacher working in a business environment for
a short time with clearly negotiated objectives. The length of each placement
is flexible according to the objectives of the teacher and the opportunities
available in the company. Opportunities will be explored for teachers either
working directly on the heritage aspect of HMS Vengeance when she is safeguarded,
or with businesses affiliated with the ship.
Benefits to teachers:
Develop relevant learning opportunities for young people
Update skills and knowledge
Enhance economic and industrial understanding
Establish partnership with local companies
Promote a better undersatnfing of education and industry
Acquire a different prespective on management issues
Inform careers education and guidance
Benefits to Companies :
Sharing of ideas and expertise
Better understanding of the world of education
Improved business image
Increased business activity
GNVQ Support - Preparing
Young People For The Workplace
General National Vocational Qualifications
(GNVQs) are designed to provide a broad education as a foundation both
for training leading to employment and for further and higher education.
The Save the Vengeance Appeal intends to promote future generations interest
in our joint heritage by providing an educational patrnership which will
provide a foundation both for training leading to employment and for further
and higher education in aerospace, naval and maritime industries, information
technology and heritage businesses. They cover a broad range of occupational
areas. The emphasis is on acquiring skills, as well gaining the necessary
background knowledge. The aim of the Save the Vengeance Appeal in organising
GNVQ work placements and other activities in association with aerospace,
naval and maritime industries and IT companies is to support students in
achieving elements of their studies. Students with GNVQs already receive
an excellent grounding in a number of the firms in the Southampton - Portsmouth
area on which employers can then build with their own training schemes.
With the added spectacular environment of working onboard a wartime ship
we hope this will foster greater interst and appeal in the workplace. Just
a few hours contribution can substantially enrich local students’ knowledge
and put what they are learning into a practical context.
GNVQ Support Involves:
Professional support and advice from business.
GNVQ work placements and work shadowing at local
Visits for teachers and student groups.
Presentations and running workshops and seminars.
Supplying materials and resources.
Opportunities for students to gain experience in key skills, e.g. communication,
application of number, information technology and problem solving.
Greater understanding of the world of work.
Opportunity to contribute to the development of the workforce of the future.
Personal and professional development of their staff.
Development of coaching, mentoring and communication skills.
Improve company profile and increase goodwill within the community.
Identification of potential recruits to their company.
support projects allow students to learn through links with business.
Business may support
the curriculum through the production of resource packs or they may develop
projects with local schools with a clear business or industry focus, which
can be integrated into the specific curriculum area. The Save the Vengeance
Appeal believes it is in a unique position to promote not just heritage
related curriculum support, but in partnership with business will also
be able to focus on science, engineering and IT amongst others.
Identification of curricular need, working in partnership with the local
EBP, teachers and business.
Planning and development of the project.
Company staff and school resources.
Access to additional resources.
Enriched methods of learning.
Greater understanding of the world of work.
Positive public relations.
Increased awareness of their area of business.
Greater awareness of young people and the education curriculum.
Access to potential recruits.
Further information about the National EBP Network and current contact
details for local EBPs are available from the Membership Secretary NEBPN
From January 1999:
National EBP Network
11 Stoke Poges Lane
Berks SL1 3NW
Tel: 01753 502370
Fax: 01753 502022
Hampshire Education Business Partnership
European Social Fund Regional Development
The revised European
Social Fund (ESF) Regional Development Plan for the South East
runs from 2002 to
the end of 2003. ESF is the European fund for supporting improvements
in education, training
and employment and is of primary importance in achieving a skilled
workforce. For detailed enquiries on how to access this fund
please contact the
Office for the South East
Also see the following websites
of Education and Skills
East England Development Agency (SEEDA)