May 28, 2020

Hello, my name is Charlotte - I am 17 years old, currently in my second year of college studying IT, textiles and graphic design at Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC). I am a student ambassador at MyPocketSkill. My role includes tasks such as helpin...

May 11, 2020

Hi! My name is Charlotte, I’m 16 and I’m an A level student studying Art, Computer Science and Psychology. As well as this, I am a brand ambassador for MyPocketSkill. 

What is a brand ambassador? I hear you ask..?

We are responsible for the promotion of the company. Here...

May 3, 2020

Hi! I’m Lola, I’m 18 and from Kent. I’ve just finished my A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. 

As a student ambassador I am involved in promoting MyPocketSkill’s latest exciting campaigns as well as sharing it with my followers on a variety of platforms. I also co...

April 28, 2020

It’s been a remarkable Spring so far, to say the least. It seems there is a question mark hanging over a lot of aspects of everyone’s lives at the moment. For students who were in the thick of exam preparation, things are feeling even stranger. Normally, now would be t...

January 12, 2020

As a family we are not into New Year resolutions (apparently 80% of them fail and we are never that well organised!) and more into trying to introduce behaviours that build habits over time. The important point with behaviour change is to keep things simple and actiona...

March 21, 2019

As a generation of parents, we need to admit that we took our eyes of the ball - from climate change, to Trump, to Brexit - we have allowed these things to happen to us and our children.  We can construct a complex analysis as to why; the truth is there are many reason...

September 18, 2018

​It's a question worth asking. Many financial habits and attitudes to money develop at an early age but, as recently highlighted by the UK's Financial Capability Strategy, too few children and young people are fully equipped with the mindset and skills needed to naviga...

March 16, 2018

Picture courtesy of parkrun St Albans

As a family we love parkrun – a free, weekly, timed 5k run, managed by a network of volunteers. All four of us run most weeks and both of my kids benefit immensely. Not only does it help their fitness levels - at 6 years old my daug...

October 13, 2017

I have been running MyPocketSkill, the start-up focused on connecting young people, aged 13-19, with paid and volunteering opportunities, for the last 9 months. Our aim is to tool-up teens with real-life skills.  

Then there is a host of other potential b...

April 4, 2017

As schools break up for long Easter holidays, arranging childcare is necessity for most parents. While there are a variety of clubs out there, hiring a (teenage) babysitter, in particularly as a wrap around care, can be an option worth considering. 

According to Sa...

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