Lifetime’s ‘Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students’ project is set for a school hat-trick!
The ‘BBIS’ project has been a big hit at Horizon College – where it was launched back in late 2013 – and now it is set to be embraced by fellow Barnsley-based schools Darton College and Holy Trinity from September.
Lifetime trio William Bottomley, Andrew Lodge and Victoria Oliver, along with Horizon Principal Nick Bowen, met today with Darton College Executive Principal Sharon Rossides and Holy Trinity headteacher Simon Barber.
The get-together, to discuss the next steps of the BBIS venture, proved to be a great success and both Darton and Holy Trinity were excited and eager to get involved.
Lifetime have now managed to attract around 70 ‘committed speakers’ – 17 of which have already been into Horizon to ‘tell their tale’ and inspire the students.
These include: Ben Mansford (Barnsley FC chief executive), Ian Dickinson (Lifetime MD), Andy Nicholson (MD, Doyle Consultants), Darren Padgett (Team Activ), Ashleigh Porter-Exley (BBC’s Young Apprentice Winner/Claire Young’s Schools Speakers), Josh and Jake Ingamells (musicians and owners of Big Sky Records), Milly Johnson (author), Jonathan Lee (author), Rebecca Sykes (owner, Blush Photography), Liz Paton and Jon Preston (Tarnished Studios), Sarah Goldthorpe (BBC Look North Assistant Editor) and Helen Clarke (Production Director, Margaret Howell).
A list of all the BBIS speakers can be found on the Lifetime website, at: https://www.lifetime-fm.com/bbis/
The BBIS venture promises to be an exciting journey, one which hopefully will help inspire the future generation of successful employers and employees in and around Barnsley, and it is great to see three forward-thinking schools set to be so closely involved.