Mosaic arranged an exciting and inspiring ‘World of Work’ visit to Harlequins Rugby Club this week for a group of boys from Crest Boys School in London.
The students spent a fun-filled day at The Stoop, experiencing a real rugby coaching session with a professional coach and a guided tour of the site. They also talked to several of the Harlequins staff team, including people working in the Sponsorship department – presenting them with a golden opportunity to ask lots of questions about a real workplace and to hear the staff members speak about how their own careers began.
As the icing on the cake, the group even caught a glimpse of the Harlequins rugby team, passing by in their coach in their way to Ireland to play a game. Many waves and cheers were exchanged!
Mosaic’s World of Work visits complement our school-based mentoring programmes, and are designed to address deep-rooted issues amongst the young people being mentored – including low motivation, lack of ambition, and lack of awareness about local employment opportunities.
Our goal is to inspire students to broaden their horizons, aim high, and consider the kinds of careers they might not have thought of previously.
Afterwards, the boys described what they had learned:
- “Perseverance and passion will take you far”
- “You have to fight for what you want and be unforgettable at it”
- “To work hard and get good grades”
- “One of the most important things is to be hardworking and polite”
- “It was a great day!”
- “Always believe in yourself”
Would you like to get involved in a future ‘World of Work’ visit for young people? Find out more about our work in schools across London and other parts of the UK
Read more about our mentoring programmes with young people in secondary schools