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easyJet shows Crawley students what a sky-high career is really like

Travel and tourism students from Crawley College were given an insight to a sky-high career.

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A crew from easyJet visited the college for the first time as they delivered a presentation about careers with the airline.

The students were presented with the many career opportunities that easyJet has to offer on Wednesday 1 May.

The presentation certainly was a success when it came to feedback from students who really appreciated the opportunity.

Marina said:

“The easyJet team were really friendly and I have learnt so much about what they do, how they recruit and what they expect. The presentation easyJet delivered was very informative and made me think about what I want to do in the future.”

Sam added: “I found this experience useful, I found out how to apply and that I will have to complete a personality test, which sounds interesting!

“I also learnt some facts about the company and I’ll be doing some further research on easyJet as part of my future career route.”

Judy & Yani agreed, and said they would like to hear more from other companies.

They said:

“We really enjoyed having easyJet come and visit, we’ve had lots of information on piloting and cabin crew.

“It would be great to have other companies such as British Airways, Emirates and Virgin come in so that we can compare.”

And it wasn’t only students who were left impressed by the visit.

Dale, cabin manager at easyJet, said:

“This is our first time visiting Crawley College, although we have been visiting lots of schools and colleges around this area during this year.

“There are so many job opportunities at Gatwick, which is basically right at the students doorstep and we wanted to introduce the students to the different opportunities which are available in this industry such as cabin crew and customer service.

“If someone from a company such as easyJet came to visit me when I was at college, then it would have such a massive impact on my decision, this is what we hope to provide for students at Crawley College.”

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Crawley teacher launches new alternative to traditional teaching for 2-7 year-olds

Launched in Horsham at the beginning of July, Reading Rabbits! is a new interactive way for teaching young children.

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Ava Labelle wanted to create something that would make learning fun and inclusive for children with all abilities and learning styles. Having been a teacher in Crawley for three years she decided to go it alone with her own phonics learning centre, turning a dream into a reality.

Founder Ava Labelle.

Reading Rabbits delivers interactive phonics classes in what they describe as “a fun, messy learning environment to help shape confident learners.”

Ava says:

“I believe that the enjoyment of learning  should be at the core of every lesson, particularly for the youngest learners.

We offer classes for ages 2-7 and have a unique SEN class with plenty of multi-sensory learning opportunities. Whether parents are looking for the best possible transition into school, consolidation of sounds to support their child’s reading or wanting to get ahead- Reading Rabbits can help them on their journey.”

“There are many tuition centres in the local area, but there are not any that focus purely on the younger years, and the learning styles needed for young children to succeed. Reading Rabbits hopes to fill this gap in the market to provide a fun alternative to traditional tuition.”

“For our preschool classes, children have the opportunity to be fully immersed in play based activities, which focus on the letter sound for that session. Parents are fully involved in the 45 minute classes to share the special moments of phonics learning together and can support their child with that letter sound at home.”

The centre had its first open day in Horsham last weekend which was a huge success.

You can find out more at their website: www.readingrabbits.co.uk


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