Pupils from 2 primary schools in the North West have graduated from Mosaic’s Primary School Programme at a special ceremony held at Manchester Metropolitan University, the first graduation of the 2017/18 academic year.
Pupils from Werneth Primary School in Oldham and St Luke’s CofE Primary School in Bury were joined by their dedicated mentors as well as their teachers and proud families for the event.
The keynote speaker was The Prince’s Trust North West regional ‘Rising Star’ winner 2018 and Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador Hashmina Rahman.
Mosaic’s Primary School programme seeks to equip young people with the skills and confidence they need to connect education to work at an early age. The mentoring programme aims to raise the aspirations of young students aged 9-11, and to help empower their parents so that they are better able to support their children fulfil their potential. Volunteer mentors from professional backgrounds act as role models to the pupils and encourage them to aspire to careers in a range of different sectors.
Nafisa Hakim, a Mosaic Education Executive for the North West, said: “It’s been a wonderful day at Manchester Metropolitan University. It is always so rewarding to give these pupils the opportunity for the spotlight to be on them, as they take away the core life skills from our mentoring programme. Thanks to all of the incredible mentors who have given their time to make programmes like this possible!”
Mosaic extends its thanks to the pupils’ mentors from: Doing Biz for Yourself, Corner House Cakes, Mahdlo Oldham and Bury Council. Also, to Ivan Hay, Widening Participation Officer at Manchester Metropolitan University and the student ambassadors.
The Primary School mentoring programme is made possible across the UK thanks to the generous support of Human Appeal.