Building on the success of previous years, Tanbridge House School, Horsham is proud to announce it will be running the popular Ambassadors Scheme for the seventh year in a row, with eight new ambassadors selected and ready to take on the working world.
The Ambassadors Programme was first launched by the secondary school in collaboration with Billingshurst based marketing agency PMW Communications in 2008.
After a national statistic was released stating that 80% of people were unhappy in their jobs, the scheme was created to allow students to trial what they believe is their ideal job - however ambitious that may be – and in doing so gain an insight into the reality of their dream career.
This year, the school received a huge number of applications from students wanting to take part. Job choices ranged from fashion designer and flamenco guitarist, to child psychologist and a cell reproduction scientist!
This year’s eight lucky students been chosen as Tanbridge Ambassadors are:
Charleigh Lacey: Budding Team GB Acrobatics Coach.
Charleigh will be spending a day with Nikki Thorne - the Head Coach of Team GB’s Acrobatics squad. Charleigh will be travelling to Bristol for the day in order to meet with Nikki for a fantastic one-to-one training session.
Salome Tuiado and Liam Harris: keen chefs in the making.
Salome and Liam will be spending a day cooking up a storm at the 5* South Lodge Hotel, Lower Beeding, with one of their high profiles chefs, possibly including Steven Edwards - the 2013 winner of popular TV program, Masterchef.
Lily Langridge: Olympic equestrian hopeful.
Lily will spend the day with the West Sussex Riding Club at a prestigious show jumping event, gaining essential first-hand equestrian experience.
Robert Hartley, budding newspaper editor.
Robert will work for a day alongside Gary Shipton, the editor-in-chief of Sussex Newspapers. Robert will visit the West Sussex County Times, Horsham in order to see the world of journalism up close and personal.
Tommy Collins: aspiring wildlife photographer.
Tommy will be spending a day with renowned local bird photographer, Howard Kearley. Tommy will learn important wildlife photography tips, including how to overcome the obstacles that accompany photographing moving creatures.
Aston Martin: fledging Olympic Archer.
Aston will be spending a day with Andy Galley, Head Coach of the Crawley Archery Club. She will learn more about the legendary skill with a unique personal training session.
Owen Day: prospective sweet shop owner.
Owen will be spending a day at The Candy Box in Horsham, shadowing its owner Howard Bayliss in order to learn exactly what it takes to manage a sweet shop.
Kirsty Mackay, Head of Year Eight at Tanbridge House School, commented:
“The Ambassadors Scheme has been hugely successful in the past and many of the students that have previously taken part have continued their paths of education to achieve their dream job. By having this experience it provides students with the chance to work out if this is really the job that they want to do.”
Report and picture contributed by PMW Communications.