SPONSORED PRODUCT: Kite-making develops employable skills

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“Making a kite is a challenge similar to those faced in everyday employment,“ says Godfrey Gamble, from Kites for Schools.

“Making a kite is a challenge similar to those faced in everyday employment,“ says Godfrey Gamble, from Kites for Schools.



“In practical jobs, every task is a new challenge; to work out what needs to be done, what is needed to do it, how long it will take and how to successfully complete that task.



“We need electricians, chefs, hairdressers, fashion designers, landscape gardeners and other practically oriented professionals but in excess of 60 per cent of children under-10 can't tie a knot. These are the results of a survey at kite-making workshops.



“In our kite kits we provide everything needed including a weatherproof kite, sticky-tape and even a hole punch. The challenge is to work alongside other children and complete the task. When children are asked at the beginning of the workshop 'who can make a kite?', many just shake their head. When they have made their kite, they all have big smiles.



“This is a powerful demonstration of how easy it can be to succeed and this gives confidence that other tasks such as those faced in employment are within their capabilities.



“Kites for Schools guarantees that every child's kite will fly. This is our challenge, and to prove it we offer a free sample kite from our website."



Visit www.kitesforschools.co.uk.


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