Over the last year or so we’ve been involved in evaluating a very interesting careers project in East London. Called the Legacy Careers Project it sought to use the Olympic legacy to engage young people in career learning.
Our evaluation found that the project provided schools with an impactful, appealing and cost-effective way of delivering a high quality career education programme. We also observed a high level of learning was observed throughout the programme with 60 per cent of students reporting that their self-confidence had improved, 50 per cent reporting their creativity had improved and 43 per cent reporting that their energy and motivation had improved. Students also stated that they enjoyed the experience and found it a useful programme to be involved in.
If you want to find out more have a look at our evaluation report.
Marriott, J. and Hooley, T. (2014). Evaluating the Legacy Careers Project. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.