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The SHARE with Schools project is not just fun, it is a great way of building your experience ready for the world outside academia.

We rely on the enthusiastic commitment of students from the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University. These students volunteer their time to undergo training sessions and to go into schools to deliver workshops. Some even volunteer their time to help us develop and improve our workshop toolkits.

If you are a student at SHARE and would like to find out more please contact us.

Benefits of volunteering for SHARE with Schools

In return for your time and enthusiasm the project aims to contribute towards employability skills, with many of our volunteers going on to PGCEs in particular. SHARE with Schools is an exciting way of gaining experiences towards getting graduate employment, either in PGCEs or elsewhere. It has the following identified personal development outcomes:

Identified Personal Development Outcomes:

  1. Communicate in a clear and positive manner to a variety of people (children, teachers, colleagues).
  2. Develop enthusiasm in others for the subject you are teaching.
  3. Know the subject matter you are teaching.
  4. Engage others around you.
  5. Use influencing skills to challenge, enthuse and motivate pupils.
  6. Develop rapport and empathy with others.
  7. Respect diversity when engaged with young people.
  8. Ensure differentiation where needed.
  9. Work to a lesson plan and move the lesson forward.
  10. Keep calm and deal with unexpected issues whilst keeping a good sense of humour.
  11. Develop materials that inspire and motivate.
  12. Use diplomacy where needed and demonstrate patience.
  13. Work within a team environment.
  14. Leadership abilities when dealing with a large class.