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Envision Update: Students Plan Positive Change with Help from Local Law Firm


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The youth empowerment charity Envision run a 10 month programme called Community Apprentice, which encourages young people to engage in the issues they see in their community and to make a difference to them through their own social action projects, whilst gaining key employability skills at the same time. It’s a competition across Bristol, where teams from 10 schools compete to make the biggest social impact and best develop their skills.


An impressive 28 students from SMRT Sixth Form have decided that they want to make a difference to their communities and are choosing to do so by tackling the issues of mental health and homelessness.

The Sixth Form students have been getting support and encouragement from their team coaches from the law firm Clarke Wilmott who have been helping the students shape their projects and develop their skills whilst also planning for the pitching event in December. This is when all of the teams from across the competition come together to pitch in front of local business people and community leaders for money to help them execute their project.

The team coaching sessions have been a real success, with students and coaches learning a lot about each other, taking part in team building exercises and really honing in on how the students can develop their employability skills.

The teams’ projects are taking an exciting shape and their ideas are really flowing, watch this space for more updates on the teams and their achievements.

To find out more about Envision and Community Apprentice please go to