In the presence of their mentors, teachers and families, the pupils from Marlborough Road Academy, St John’s C of E Primary School, Stanley Grove Academy, The Willow’s Primary School and St Luke’s C of E Primary School shared their experiences of participating in the programme.
Mosaic would like to thank Human Appeal, the Aziz Foundation and the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for their generous support of the primary school mentoring programme.
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.
Guest speaker at the special event was Estephanie Dunn, regional director of the Royal College of nursing. She said “Mosaic has demonstrated how valuable to children, young people and society this programme is. I was impressed and inspired by the young girls I met and listened to on the day; their personal confidence and ability to speak out so clearly and passionately about ambitions for their personal and professional future was truly inspirational.
The mothers, mentors and teachers who supported this achievement have much to be proud of.”