In the presence of their mentors, teachers and families, pupils from St Pauls Whitechapel Primary School, Old Palace Primary School and Harry Gosling Primary School shared their experiences of participating in the programme.
Mosaic would like to thank Human Appeal, the Aziz Foundation, TRS Foundation, John Laing Foundation and the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for their generous support of the primary school mentoring programme.
The keynote speaker at the event was Baroness Manzoor CBE of Knightsbridge who said: “It’s been a pleasure to hear these young people speak so confidently about their aspirations for the future. Mosaic’s mentoring programme is clearly doing important work in ensuring that children from all backgrounds and communities feel entitled to success in their adult lives.”
Mosaic’s Primary School programme seeks to equip young people with the skills and confidence they need to connect education to a work at an early age. Often the programmes focus on girls and their mothers, raising aspirations and broadening expectations of what’s possible in adult life. 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.
Robyn Brown, Mosaic’s Regional Manager for London, said: “This has been a very special day. The girls looked fantastic in their robes and seemed totally at home in the House of Lords! As ever, it’s hugely rewarding when the young people are so enthusiastic about their futures. Thanks must go to all of our mentors who are doing an amazing job not just in London schools but around the UK.”
Thanks to our sponsors for the event: Human Appeal, Aziz Foundation, John Laing, People’s Postcode Lottery and TRS Foods