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WWSET launch "Snap-Shot" project

Project is being run for the benefit of local people who are currently unemployed.

9 March 2020

Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust, the official charity of Wycombe Wanderers FC, is today pleased to announce the launch of an innovative new project called “Snap-Shot”.

The Snap-Shot project is being run for the benefit of local people who are currently unemployed but seeking to develop important personal and employability related skills that will give them increased confidence of securing a job.

The format of the project involves using both football and photography to engage participants, and throughout the project the participants will be set carefully planned photography related challenges that will also bring about learning in many other areas, all of which will go towards satisfying the ultimate aims of the project.

Along the way, participants will also get a fantastic behind-the-scenes look at Wycombe Wanderers FC!

Furthermore, the Snap-Shot project will offer the participants the opportunity to achieve an 'Entry Level 3' qualification in 'Digital Skills for Pre-Employability' and will culminate with them showcasing their best photographic shots to fans of the club on Saturday 25th April 2020 at Wycombe Wanderers FC's final home match of the 2019-20 season.

Mark Heath, WWSET’s Head of Education, had the following to say about the project:

“I’m extremely excited about the launch of the Snap-Shot project as it’s a very novel and exciting way in which to deliver important employability skills to our local job seekers, and a format I’m sure the participants will enjoy. I’d also like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to both the football club and the High Wycombe Job Centre for their support, without which the project would never have been able to come to fruition”

For more information on the Snap Shot Project, include how to sign up, please see below:

Who the project is for:
Males and females aged 18 or above who are currently claiming  Job Seekers Allowance/Universal Credit, and who are looking to develop their personal skills and confidence in order to be better placed to find sustainable employment.

Project dates:
Week 1: Mon 6th, Tue 7th, Wed 8th, Thur 9th April 2020

Week 2: Mon 13th, Tue 14th, Wed 15th, Thur 16, Fri 17th April 2020.

Week 3: Fri 24th, Sat 25th April 2020

*Note that participants are required to commit to attending every day of the Snap-Shot project, including Mon 13th April which is a bank holiday.

Project times:
Sessions will run from 10.00am to 2.30pm each day of the project except for Monday 13th and Sat 25th April where participants will be required to attend Wycombe Wanderers FC English Football League fixtures against AFC Wimbledon and Gillingham FC respectively, from 1.00pm to 5.00pm.

Cost:
There is no cost to taking part in the Snap-Shot project.

What to bring:
Just a packed-lunch each day...we'll take care of the rest.

What to wear:
Whatever you feel comfortable in.

Project venue:
The project will primarily be based at Adams Park Stadium (HP12 4HJ) but there will also be elements that will take place at other venues in and around High Wycombe.

WWSET will provide all transport to the project venues including a pick-up and drop-off service from central High Wycombe at the beginning and end of each day.

I’m not very good at sport and/or photography….can I still take part:
Sporting and/or photography skills aren't important. What is important is that participants are willing to fully commit to not only turning up each day, but also approaching the project with a positive attitude and a willingness to help themselves and others develop and achieve.

Who will lead the project:
The project will be led by fully qualified teachers who are employed and trained by Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust, and have considerable experience delivering community based projects such as Snap-Shot.

How to sign up to take part:
Please be aware that you have to be registered with the Job Centre as unemployed in order to participate. In order to sign up please speak to the Work Coaches at the High Wycombe Job Centre branch.

Who to contact for more information:
Please contact WWSET's Head of Education Mark Heath via e-mail on mark.heath@wwfc.com or call the Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust office on 01494 455736 to discuss any questions you may have.


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