Harrogate High School is to be the first ever school to join Welcome to Yorkshire, the county’s official tourism agency.
This partnership is not only good for the school and Welcome to Yorkshire (WTY), but also to the local community within Harrogate as it is hoped that it will help form links between local tourism-related companies and the students.
The school hopes that by becoming a member of WTY, it will help provide students with better links to businesses for educational visits, work experience and potentially part-time jobs.
School Principal Andrew Bayston said:
This will give students vital work experience and contacts, but also allows us to publicise our recent success to a wider audience. Work placements are something the school will be moving towards again.
Trips out and links to some of Yorkshire’s most stunning locations are added benefits for pupils and staff members.
Harrogate High School also has an impressive range of facilities available to the community. These include an astro turf, swimming pool, purpose built dance studio, tennis courts, sports Hall, over 50 classrooms, halls for presentations and playing fields. The school is keen to promote the community use of facilities and hopes that the partnership will help. If you want your company to be involved with this now would be the best time to get involved.
Harrogate High School announced plans to build a new school in May 2012 within the next two to three years. This announcement only emphasises the schools ambition to grow in stature and add to the success it is already achieving on the back of its record breaking GCSE results.
Harrogate High’s Head of Governors, Ian Curtis said:
I have been greatly impressed by the Welcome to Yorkshire campaign and am delighted that our school and students have the opportunity to participate in, and contribute to, this excellent project
Gary Verity, Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive, said:
It’s great to have Harrogate High School on board and we hope that in turn, their students can learn more about Yorkshire’s unrivalled tourism offer. It may also help spur future generations to consider a career in this great sector.
Website: www.harrogatehighschool.net or
Twitter: @HarrogateHigh @Welcome2Yorks