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Rodillian Academy sixth form tackle life skills 

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Year 12 students at Rodillian Academy in Leeds took part in an interactive Life Skills Day last week, with 80 young people building vital soft skills with a series of fun, practical activities with employers.

Business volunteers from 99 events, DFL Coaching & Training, The AA and West Yorkshire Police devised and delivered four workshops with students taking part in each.

The workshops included how to cook a healthy meal on a budget, handling stress, car maintenance and what to do in a road traffic emergency (students learning to drive had an advantage in this one!), laundry care and tips for booking travel where one student managed to get to Southamption via France for a cheaper than direct fare.

Stephanie Gordon, Project Coordinator in the region, said: "The day was a fun way to end the term that has helped these sixth form students prepare and consider the challenges of being an adult out in the real world. The day certainly gave the students plenty to think about and they loved being able to ask the business volunteers questions and learn from their experience."

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