Students from St Paul’s Church of England Whitechapel School, Harry Gosling Primary School and Arnhem Wharf Primary School, all from central London graduated from the Mosaic Primary School Programme, in a special ceremony hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Manzoor CBE.
Marking the end of the academic year, the students were joined by their family, friends, mentors and teachers for an afternoon marking their successful completion of the Primary School programme.
Keynote speaker on the day was Baroness Manzoor CBE, Government Whip and Conservative Member of the House of Lords, with Co Vice-Chairman of the Mosaic Advisory Board Saker Nusseibeh providing closing remarks on the day.
Baroness Manzoor CBE said: “It’s always so rewarding to see how the programme continues to have an amazing impact not only on the children but on their families too. The beauty of the programme has always been how mutually beneficial the outcomes are for both the children and their parents- building their confidence, helping parents better understand education and the importance of empowering children to raise their aspirations to really be the best they can.”
The Prince’s Trust Education Manager for South England and compere on the day Imran Choudhury said of the event:
“The biggest thrill for me as is with a lot of us here are these ceremony days! Getting to hear from them directly about just what the programme has meant and done for them during their presentations is a testament to the programme and the incredible hard work of all the mentors involved.”
Mosaic extends a particularly special thanks to the mentors, without whom our work would not be possible: Graham Butcher, Raymond McGlynn, Timothy Powell and Wai Chan – for Arnhem Wharf Primary School. Alison Ure, Fortune Chigwende, Jennie Lyne, Natasha Frost, Navepreet Rai, Rinki Choudhury, Susan Cane – for St Pauls CoE Whitechapel School. Alexander Hayman, Greg Bookman, Oliver Gent, Thomas Hill and Vincent Baughan – for Harry Gosling Primary School.
The Mosaic Primary School Programme will next be running from January 2019. The programme aims to raise aspirations of young girls and boys, and to help empower their parents so that they are better able to support their children fulfil their potential.