Heathrow/Windsor Marriott saved the day and provided a venue, to host 150 students from Langley Grammar School for their Business Revision Day. What had been planned as a visit to 5 business locations for Business Insight Days was skilfully readjusted and with the foresight of the Learning to Work team in collaboration, enthusiasm and help from the Marriott Group, the day was transformed. Supported by Osbornes, Thames Valley Chamber & Verifone , Learning to Work were able to facilitate a Careers guidance day with a difference for the students. 
With just a couple of days’ notice the Marriott Hotel at Junction 5 managed to bring their team together and welcome a full year group of students into the hotel. Learning to Work wanted to inject the event with the business touch and Verifone immediately developed and delivered an appropriate presentation leading students in an Agile Mindset workshop. Supporting young people in the build up to their GCSE’s was the mission of the day, plus to support each young person to identify their learning styles, stress points and overall encourage them to priorities their own wellbeing. 
To set the tone of the day Learning to Work introduced the session with a short Tai Chi session which was embraced by both business volunteers and students. Students were given the rare opportunity to interview Claire Giacobbe from Osborne Property Services, a key local Slough employer and hear first-hand from Sarah Irving of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and Moji Shahnooshi from Veriphone. 
“On hearing that Learning To Work had lost their business spaces, it was the Heathrow Windsor Marriott’s pleasure to jump to their rescue and offer them the complimentary space that they needed. 
It is vitally important that the young people today receive life skills that will help them grow and develop but particularly during this unsettling time. They are our future workforce and the Marriott Group were pleased to help with this gesture. “ said Linda Hawkins, Multi Property Director of HR. 
Hosting the event was Linda Hawkins, Multi Property Director of Human Resources for Marriott Group and presenter Kate Roome, Learning to Work. 
Students went back to school with a greater understanding of the world of work, coping strategies and resilience which will support them through revision, exams and being interviewed for employment. Business interaction with all our local students in Slough and beyond is part of the school curriculum around careers, information, advice and guidance made possible thanks to The Marriott. 
“Hearing from business volunteers, exploring learning styles and being introduced to coping mechanisms and agile mindset thinking is proving increasingly supportive and being welcomed to help young people focus on themselves and their wellbeing. Exams and results are important but individuals, their wellbeing and how they cope in school and with life is far more important” said Nancy Lalor, Operation. 
Learning to Work continue to forge links with businesses to help students reach their full potential and inspire them to achieve more 
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