This journal is a collection of my experiences as a Mosaic Mentor to 10 amazing girls at Ark Franklin Primary School from April 2015 to July 2015.
The title 60:1:10 stands for 60 minutes: 1ce a week: for 10 weeks which symbolises the structure of the primary school mentoring programme where we mentored girls for 1 hour every Thursday for 10 weeks.
This has been a remarkable experience and the start of a new passion; it is amazing how 1 hour a week can absolutely change your life!
Chapter 2: Training day
Professional outfit has been pre planned the night before.
Information pack has been studied and printed out.
(No surprise there from a control freak).
The location of the training is at an amazingly beautiful part of London with lovely historical type buildings.
I get to the venue, hand in documents for DBS and grab some snacks – M&S snacks (nice one Mosaic).
We get settled in the room and my stomach sinks; I am the youngest person here! As the introductions get underway I begin to feel worse as everyone else in the room has some prior experience in mentoring, with Mosaic, works in a primary school or is a mother of primary school aged children.
What could I possibly offer that these amazing ladies could not?
Have I been a victim of family loyalty? This is when you are told you are great at something by your family (because they have to, they are your family) like some of the acts on X factor just to get out there and Simon bursts your bubble and you realise your family have been lying to you all your life! Was this training my Simon?!
At the end of the training though I feel a lot better and a lot more equipped to handle primary school girls.
I am ready to take on the world with Mosaic by my side.
Mosaic is grateful to the support of Criterion Capital and the Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, without whom the Mosaic Primary School Programme wouldn’t be possible.