Saracens - HITZ HUB Inspired by Days Out!

Oct 07, 2014

HITZ HUB Inspired by Days Out!


HITZ hub

HITZ HUB is an educational platform based at Allianz Park 3 days a week. Designed for young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs) aged between 16-18 years old, learners can pick up accredited qualifications and functional skills including numeracy and literacy. SARACENS HITZ HUB offer educational and sporting fun trips, rewards, flexible learning methods, employment skills and work experience.

The Saracens HITZ HUB re launched at the beginning of September and within the first two weeks participants were fortunate enough to watch wheelchair rugby at the Invictus games and visit the Land Rover factory in Birmingham.

Highlights from the day at the Invictus games included participants being spun around in a Jaguar; thrown around in a Land Rover; witnessing team GB make it to the finals; 5000 people performing a slow motion Mexican wave and sitting 5 rows back from Boris Johnson and Prince Harry! Participants were inspired by a sport they hadn’t heard of and developed a huge amount of respect for the athletes

The main aim of the day  at the Land Rover factory was to expand the groups’ knowledge of employment and the numerous job roles available within a factory. The rest of the day was spent on a tour of the factory, enjoying an off road experience and participating in some interactive workshops. A couple of the group already had keen interests in mechanics and this day inspired them to want to achieve the qualifications that will allow them to start their career.

One of the participants mothers has praised the programme saying “HITZ has really has given him a new lust for life. Last weekend we all attended a game at Saracens home ground, we laughed and had one of the best family days in a long time. I am very proud of what my son has achieved and very grateful to the HITZ staff, they have been amazing and supportive of him every step of the way.”

For more information on Saracens HITZ HUB contact Craig Foster – Saracens HITZ Project Officer - craigfoster@saracens.net or directly on 0203 675 7224 or 07825868761

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