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Carr Manor Community School students complete mentoring programme

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Year 9 students from Carr Manor Community School in Leeds have completed their sixth mentoring programme - with a glitzy Oscars-style ceremony to celebrate their achievements!

14 students took part in the mentoring where they were able to learn from volunteers from five businesses including Capsticks, Passmore Group, Asda and Within Coaching.

The mentoring is made up of six sessions over six months and started in October 2016. Each session is delivered by the mentors at their workplace and includes 1:1 time with their mentee. The sessions this year included a "Getting to Know You" session delivered by Ahead Partnership, confidence building and communication skills with Capsticks, team working with Asda and interview techniques with Passmore Group and Within Training.

The mentoring culminated in an Oscars-themed session where mentors and mentees dressed to impress and each student was presented with a special award for completing the programme.

Alex Peel, our Project Coordinator for this year's programme, said: "The students have increased in confidence and self-belief since the start of the programme and every single person involved has thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

"Mentoring has been valuable for our business volunteers too as they have developed their leadership and coaching skills - as well as creating some fantastic workshops for the young people to take part in. 

"Every student should be proud of the work and dedication they've put in, approaching the mentoring programme with an open mind and a willingness to learn more about themselves and invest in their future. We're really looking forward to delivering another mentoring programme to a new group of students at Carr Manor Community School next academic year."

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