Plymouth Raiders have secured a new partner in Scott Medical College, in what the club hopes will be a long-term partnership.
Opened in September 2017, Scott Medical College is a Studio School developed by Stoke Damerel Community College, Plymouth, which will offer 375-places to young people in Years 9 to 13 to develop highly-valued vocational skills for the wider healthcare sector.
This new partnership with Plymouth Raiders will provide Scott Medical College staff and students the opportunity to work alongside the Club’s professional basketballers and wider professional team, bringing real life practice and experience into their academic learning programme.
Head Teacher Martin Cox said “We are really pleased to sponsor Plymouth Raiders – it is great to be associated with a team which is synonymous with this city and underlines our commitment to the health, well-being and fitness of our students and our community.”
Speaking of the exciting new partnership, Heather Nash, General Manager of Plymouth Raiders said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Scott Medical College. This really is a two-way partnership; the College’s support is incredibly important to the Club and in return Raiders will be providing opportunities to help the next generation of healthcare professionals understand and explore potential career paths in sport. We hope this is the start of a long and mutually beneficial partnership”
Scott Medical College has been developed in response to research highlighting the growing gap between the skills and knowledge that young people leave school with and the skills that hospitals and healthcare employers, universities and medical schools need.
The school will encourage its students to think creatively. It will use the CREATE skills framework which will run throughout learning projects, to ensure that every student is well-rounded in a wide range of employability and life skills.
The school will be part of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) with Stoke Damerel Community College, Plymouth.