Mosaic has launched an exciting community project in conjunction with London Broncos Rugby League, team mentoring students from Woodlands Academy in Ealing, West London, to improve their confidence levels and raise their aspirations for the future.
The Ealing-based team is supporting the project as part of its community programme, which works with schools in the local area and with London-based community rugby league clubs providing coaching and mentoring.
The project will run for nine weeks with weekly hour-long sessions in the school where mentors will work with students to cover confidence, communication, and role models. Meanwhile, parents will also benefit from the project by attending sessions on themes such as citizenship and the British education system.
Mosaic’s London and South East Officer, Alice Chowen, will be part of the team overseeing the project. She said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the London Broncos to help deliver our mentoring programme at Woodlands Academy. We believe in putting the best and most diverse mentors in front of our young people to help them fulfil their potential and the London Broncos mentors, with their leadership expertise, will go a long way in helping us achieve that ambition”.
Assistant Head Teacher at Woodlands Academy, Sonia Matharu, says that even in the early stages, the school was already able to see beneficial results from all participants.
“Every Thursday afternoon, parents and pupils come into school to work with their mentors and learn about real life topics such as role models and future careers. The partnership hopes to show pupils that they can achieve all their hopes and dreams in life,” said Sonia.
“We have had a really positive response from all involved, and everyone is eagerly waiting for the next session!
“Our families will be working closely with their mentors for the next eight weeks to recognise their talents and how they can use them effectively. On completion of the programme, pupils will be going on a very special visit to Westminster University to graduate! We can’t wait for them to throw their hats in to the air!”