Sir John Leman High School in Beccles hosts launch of EDF Energy’s patronage of Suffolk Young Chamber

The Suffolk Young Chamber at Sir John Leman High School. From left, Kevin Keable, Sir John Leman Sc

The Suffolk Young Chamber at Sir John Leman High School. From left, Kevin Keable, Sir John Leman School, Ashleigh Seymour-Rutherford, Suffolk Young Chamber, Jeremy Rowe, Sir John Leman School, Molly Ellis, head girl of Sir John Leman School; Tom McGarry, Sizewell C Head of External Relations, Allison Copeman, Sir John Leman School, Michael Taylor, Sir John Leman School, Elliot Fen, head boy of Sir John Leman School. - Credit: Archant

More than 50 business leaders attended an event at Sir John Leman High School in Beccles to mark the start of EDF Energy’s patronage of Suffolk Young Chamber.

The meeting. hosted by head girl Molly Ellis and head boy Elliot Fenn, is intended to be the first of a series of events to bridge the gap between the corporate and education sectors.

Tom McGarry, Sizewell C head of external relations, said: “EDF Energy, which operates Sizewell B power station and is looking to build Sizewell C, has a very strong track record of working with schools and colleges.”

He added: “There are great opportunities in the energy sector and events such as this help us understand the needs of schools and vice-versa.”

School head Michael Taylor said: “Sir John Leman is delighted to host the Young Chamber. We believe we can positively shape our students’ future by working collaboratively with local businesses and opportunities like this showcase the school and its students to thriving local industries. It was particularly useful to hear directly from employers, such as EDF Energy, about local job opportunities.”


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