Welsh government’s Cabinet Secretary for Education meets Blue Skies Students at Holyhead School
On 9th November 2017, the Welsh government’s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, met with: Dr Emma Egging, Jon Egging Trust CEO; JET’s regional youth programmes team; and personnel from RAF Valley to find out about JET and the impact of the Blue Skies programme, at Holyhead High School.
After arriving and meeting with JET staff, Staff at the School and RAF Valley personnel, Kirsty Williams AM was given an overview of JET and the accredited Blue Skies programme by Dr Emma Egging. Headteacher of Holyhead High School, Mr Adam Williams, talked about the impact of the programme on the students whilst Wg Cdr Robin Caine and Flt Lt Muscat were able to provide insight about the RAF’s involvement in the Blue Skies programme.
A range of students from Blue Skies 1, 2 and 3 gave presentations about their experiences and a recent Blue Skies graduate talked about what she is doing now and how Blue Skies helped her on her career path.
JET has worked with 75 students from Holyhead High School in partnership with RAF Valley on our Blue Skies programme since launching in North Wales in 2013. Reflecting on the day, Wing Commander Robin Caine, IV Squadron, RAF Valley said:
“Meeting Emma again, the whole JET team, the inspirational kids and helping to represent the fantastic work of the Trust in front of the Welsh Education Minister is a genuine pleasure and honour for RAF Valley, IV Squadron and me personally as Officer in Command IV Squadron. It is great to see how far the Trust has come and what amazing progress students on the scheme really make.”