Getting Ahead Primary Skills Day, Bob Jones Community Hub

Getting Ahead Skills Day at Bob Jones Community Hub, January 14th 2019

Today is the first of two Skills Days for groups of Year 6 students participating in HeadStart’s targeted Getting Ahead programme.

This day, taking place at Bob Jones Community Hub, is designed to build the practical, teamworking and problem-solving skills of the young people. The students move around the challenges on a rotational basis, offering each of them the chance to learn new skills and have fun while also learning that failure is a necessary part of developing resilience and making progress!

The skills are:

  • DIY skills: building a set of flat-pack shelves

  • A bead sequencing problem-solving challenge

  • A First Aid workshop

  • A sewing workshop

  • A Virtual Reality challenge


Here’s a glimpse of what the young people have been up to!


The Getting Ahead programme includes a range of residential and other activities spread through the academic year, and brings together selected groups of young people from different HeadStart Wolverhampton schools.

The programme is facilitated and led by HeadStart partner EngagEDU (@EngageduOnline).