Newhaven initiative helps firms and schools

A NEW INITIATIVE set to grow businesses and boost prospects for school students is to be launched at Tideway School, Newhaven.

East Sussex company Cultive8, in partnership with the Southdown Road school, is to host an event for ‘Cultive8 Youth’ on March 20.

Cultive8 offers Newhaven businesses the chance to develop leadership and resilience skills for staff and management and has pledged to provide free employability and personal development workshops for schools in return.

The company said businesses were struggling in tough economic times.

Meanwhile schools faced tighter budgets and the removal of government funded bodies like Connexions.

Tideway headteacher Rob Corbett said: “Over the last three years, students at Tideway have benefitted from excellent inputs by members of the Cultive8 team.

“These helped us to rapidly increase student outcomes and improved our student’s capacity for learning.

“The cultive8 package gives us a chance to do even more for our students in partnership with the local business community.”