May saw this academic year's Dare to Dream sessions come to end for two fantastic partner businesses; Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Carpenter Box.
Throughout the Spring and Summer term, mentors from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars supported both Bourne Community College and Chichester Free School, helping raise the aspirations and create positivity around the futures of their Year 9 cohort.
Likewise, the volunteer mentors from Carpenter Box provided invaluable support and guidance to Year 9 students from Durrington High School, helping them 'Dare to Dream'.
Alison Turnbull, Head of Year 9 at Chichester Free School said about the programme, “This is an inspirational and impactful programme making students aware of a variety of pathways and opportunities for the future, whilst instilling in them the confidence to believe in themselves.
"Jack and the Dare to Dream team have truly captured the imagination of our Year 9's, but also worked their active consciousness so that they make better informed decisions about their futures going forward.
"The visit to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars was an amazing experience which they will never forget; it has left them with memories and considerations which they will take forward through school and beyond.
"An insight into the apprenticeship pathways at Rolls-Royce has since sparked conversations about alternative Post-16 opportunities that are available, rather than just the more traditional A Level and BTEC based routes.
"We are very grateful as a school to have had this opportunity and hope that it continues to run for years to come; to repeat the words said to Jack by one of our mentored Year 9's boys called Sam, 'Jack, please do not stop doing what you are doing; you really don't know how many lives you are changing'.”
Thank you all so much to everyone involved in this year's programme, we simply couldn't do what we do without each and everyone of you.