P.A.L.S stands for ‘Promoting Acceptance of Language Students’, cialis which is essentially our main goal. P.A.L.S has been running successfully since 2010, physician with the help of students from local secondary schools, who have contributed to the fantastic work that the scheme does. This is a voluntary scheme and is also an opportunity for local young people to interact with and understand some of the numerous cultures that visit Ilfracombe through our school. The scheme was set up by Country Cousins in collaboration with the local youth service and Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, that aims to use young people from the Ilfracombe area to integrate the international students into the local community. As a member of P.A.L.S you will be have the opportunity:
- Accompany students on excursions around the Devon area (you will always be supervised by Country Cousins staff).
- Attend evening activities such as Discos and Karaoke.
- Work with the Country Cousins staff.
- Interact and connect with students to make them feel welcome at all times. During lunch breaks at the school and assist activity leaders to monitor behaviour of students.
- Liaise professionally with staff to ensure good practice is in place.
- Report any issues or concerns regarding students to the appropriate members of staff.
- Encourage all students to be involved with activities.
- Promote the acceptance of international students within the community.
WHY SUPPORT THE P.A.L.S SCHEME
- To encourage the integration of Language School students within Ilfracombe and increase acceptance of students within the local community.
- To expose local youth to the different cultural impact of language students.
- To give language school students a positive experience with the local community.
- To promote the P.A.L.S scheme and the partnership work, which is taking place in Ilfracombe with respect to language students.
- To reduce Racially aggravated crime within Ilfracombe
If you would like to meet new people and have fun, then this is the ideal opportunity for you. The scheme is open to local youths aged 12 -16 years of age. Training and guidance is given and uniforms are provided.
P.A.L.S have not only gained recognition from the local community by previously receiving awards such as ‘Pride in Ilfracombe’ and ‘Crime Beat Award’ back in 2010.
P.A.L.S scheme was recently was nominated for an ELTon award in 2014. This is an extremely prestigious award through the British Council. The scheme subsequently won the award for ‘Local Innovation’. The Judges’ described it as “a worthy project that is very effective”.