Date: 27th November 2020
Girls Network: Mentee enrols in PlacEd Academy
Sarah Griffin, business development assistant in our Liverpool office, has been mentoring a member of the Girls’ Network since January 2020. Just before the summer holidays (and with help from our Liverpool Technician, Sophie Foulkes), Sarah encouraged Mentee, Sophie from The Belvedere Academy to apply to the PlacED Academy. Her application was successful.
PlacED Academy is a social enterprise programme aimed at 14-18 year olds who are who are interested and inspired to begin a career in design, including architecture, interior design or construction design. The scheme is supported and partnered by construction industry businesses including FCH, Arup, FWP and Morgan Sindall.
Through the programme, Sophie had the opportunity to design a community hub in Liverpool and spend 5 weeks working with a group of five to learn about one of Liverpool’s most exciting developments – the Liverpool Waters Regeneration Developments; designing her own residential regeneration.
The PlacED Academy and mentoring experience is shaping Sophie’s future in the built environment, helping her elect towards a career in architecture.
For more information on becoming a mentor with Girl’s Network go to: https://www.thegirlsnetwork.org.uk/become-a-mentor