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National recruitment drive to visit Exeter

A national recruitment campaign is coming to Exeter to encourage local people to find out more about life as a teacher. The session aims to inspire more people in the region to join a unique profession that helps shape the lives of the next generation. Anyone interested in finding out more about the benefits and rewards of teaching can visit the Train to Teach event at Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SP on Tuesday 17th May 2022 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Visitors will be able to find out how to get into teaching from expert advisers, training providers and local teachers. The event is part of a programme of events organised across different towns and cities by the national Get Into Teaching campaign, which provides a comprehensive programme of support to help graduates become teachers. At the latest event, attendees will be able to chat with current teachers to find out what a day in the life of a teacher is really like, and get one-to-one advice from teaching experts on their application. Information will be also available about how to fund your training – you could get a tax-free bursary of up to £24,000 to train as a teacher, in selected subjects. Being a teacher means having an impact on students well beyond the classroom years. In research of over 2,000 people for Get into Teaching, two fifths (40%) of adults surveyed in England work in a job or career related to one of their favourite subjects from their time at school, and almost three quarters (74%) of those surveyed who have a favourite subject, said their teachers’ passion for the subject helped spark their interest in it. Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and a National Leader of Education, said: “It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that every lesson is helping to shape the life of a young person. “As well as the immense satisfaction of witnessing students learn and knowing you are influencing who or what they might become, teaching enables you to tap into your talents and passion for a particular subject. “It also offers some competitive financial rewards and long-term prospects. “Anyone who feels they have the passion and potential to teach should join us for this Train to Teach event in Exeter.” The free Train to Teach event is being held at Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SP…

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Cheeky calendar raises over £1,600 for local Mind charities

RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Builders Bum 2022 calendar has raised £1,610 for Mind charities across the region – Devon Mind, Cornwall Mind and Mind in Somerset. The calendar features tradespeople from across the region, who put themselves forward to be photographed doing their job and showing a tiny bit of their bottom, all in the name of raising funds to help the charities continue to support people in their area who suffer from mental health issues. As local charities affiliated with the national Mind association, Devon Mind, Cornwall Mind and Mind in Somerset provide a range of well-being services for people who experience mental health problems, as well as advice, information, support groups and a dedicated youth service. Andre Pusey, Marketing & Fundraising Manager at Devon Mind, commented: “On behalf of everyone at Devon Mind, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all the staff, customers and partners of RGB for supporting this unique fundraising idea. As you catch glimpses of the featured bottoms in your home or office over the coming months, remember that in buying your calendar you’ve directly supported frontline mental health services across the South West.” Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, added: “We wanted to create a calendar that would stand out and make people smile, but more importantly raise money for the three fantastic charities. Devon Mind, Cornwall Mind and Mind in Somerset rely on donations to enable to them to continue to provide their services, so thank you to every who purchased a calendar and showed their support.” In addition to the money raised from the sale of the Builders Bum 2022 calendar, RGB’s branches raised an additional £508.46 for the local Mind charities by holding festive food days in the lead up to Christmas. Staff invited customers to enjoy a Christmas treat in return for a donation to the charity. The Exeter Daily …