Norfolk schools to be told of bursary scheme by MP

Headteachers from seven rural Norfolk high schools will meet with Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman tomorrow (Friday) to learn about a bursary scheme for non-academic school leavers.

The scheme, run by charitable organisation The Norfolk Way, which the politician founded, offers enterprising young people who want to enter the world of work the chance to talk to a business mentor, work experience and financial support to overcome barriers like living and travel expenses.

Tomorrow, a meeting hosted by Watton's Wayland High School headteacher Michael Rose will explain how schools can help their students make the most of the Enterprise Bursary.

Mr Freeman said: 'We all know that times are tougher than ever for young people starting out in the jobs market, and I think it is even harder for those not living in our big cities. Work experience is becoming ever-more important, but for those with long commutes facing expensive travel costs, these can be out of reach.

'That's why we set up the bursary, to give those school leavers who show real business promise a chance to obtain their full potential.'

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