A new business-focused initiative, the Student Advisory Board (SAB), has been formed to discuss and promote fresh ideas for the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
The Student Advisory board is an exciting new group of young people from across the island who aim to discuss and promote new ideas for Guernsey. The aim is to positively discuss Guernsey’s economic, environmental and social issues and develop solutions and ideas for improvement.
Membership in the team includes 13 representatives from the Guernsey College of Further Education, Elizabeth College, Blanchelande College, The Guernsey Grammar School and Ladies College. The group will meet monthly over the next year with the aim of presenting their findings to the Government early in 2022.
The group has been organised by POS Interiors and Bright Futures.
John Hibbs “It’s incumbent on businesses to work more closely with the future leaders of tomorrow. POS and Bright Futures believe that the overlap between business and education should be increased and we welcome the opportunity to work with 13 bright and enthusiastic students who have self selected to join the SAB.”
Jude Klement SAB member says “John Hibbs has already begun to coach us on economic systems, how the world is actually amazing (despite the intense problems we are told by the news) and the important role that trust plays in a functioning society, emphasising its positive influence on business.”
The group are also taking inspiration from their heroes who too were mere individuals despite their accomplishments – Issac Newton, Mary Wollstonecraft, Teddy Roosevelt, Tarana Burke etc. “Whilst appearing small and insignificant just like them, we are coming together to achieve big things for our island.” said Cat Lees,
The SAB will also be taking inspiration from local businesses, and are currently lining up meetings throughout the year with local leaders to gain a wider understanding of the island and how it works.
Angus Wilson, a SAB member who wrote this press release with Jude Klement, said: “It really feels like we’re building a team of driven, focused, representative individuals looking to make a difference for young people here on the island.”
The SAB is looking forward to making positive changes here on the island and wants to set a strong example for co-operation and progress in the Bailiwick. Watch this space for further news on their progress and activities in the meantime.
The main picture shows: Seated; Dulcie Walters, Oscar Oliver, Joe Cashin and Louis Thomas. Standing; Esme Farrell, Matt Stewart, Inbisat Waseem, Angus Wilson, Lydia Datta, Jude Klement, Cat Lees, John Hibbs and Sam Frost. (Charlotte Long and Susie Crowder absent).