Pupils from six schools in the West Midlands have graduated from the Mosaic Primary School Programme at two especially dedicated graduation ceremonies held at Birmingham City University.
Graduating participants from Arden Primary School, Nelson Mandela School, Parkfield Community Primary School, Ward End Primary School, St Georges C of E Primary School and Ladypool Primary School were accompanied and supported on the day by their teachers, proud families and mentors.
Keynote speakers at the two events included two Student Ambassadors from Birmingham City University, Lucy Gregory and Amelia Rose and Zoe Bennett, a successful author and Managing Director of Training Personified, who focuses on customer service and motivation.
Speaking of the event on the day, Yvonne Palmer, Volunteering and Secondments Executive for Mosaic at The Prince’s Trust said: “The biggest reward is always getting to see how far the children come along since they began the programme in just 10 weeks. Hearing and seeing just how proud their parents and families are at the end of it all and how grateful they are that programmes like ours exist really helps reaffirm the work that we do.”
Mosaic extends a particularly special thanks to the mentors, without whom our work would not be possible: Siobhan Hughes, HSBC, Maureen Jacques, IR, Nasrin Akhtar, Coventry University, and Aala Jabbar – for Arden Primary School. Sophia Rafiq, IR World, Erica Wong, Zakya Jabeen – for Ladypool Primary School. Saima Rashid, Fardows Ahmed, Sahara Bewell – for Parkfield Community Primary School. Shanaz Ahmed, Jordana Ellis and Kashifa Khawaja, Zenith Madekwe, Birmingham City University, Tasleema Pashtoonmal – for Ward End Primary School. Rehana Begum, Shauntelle Carty, Birmingham City University, Aleta Clarke, Jesika Balu – for St Georges CoE Academy Primary School. Emma Lewis, BCC, Rimah Nusayba, Saadia Hasan and Tayyaba Sadiq – for Nelson Mandela Primary School
19th June – Arden Primary School, Nelson Mandela Primary and Parkfield Community Primary School
26th June – Ward End Primary School, St Georges Church of England Academy Primary and Ladypool Primary School