"Young asylum-seekers and refugees who have made the difficult journey to the UK are saddled with many challenges common to starting a life somewhere new. And in addition to being adversely affected by budget cuts to tailored learning provision in schools, these young people often miss their chance to progress at a natural pace and reach their fullest potential."
We're delighted to partner with Springboard, a new initiative which aims to bridge the gap to provide the necessary support that is lacking in the mainstream school system. Their summer programme (31st July-1st September 2017) will offer an innovative space for teenaged refugees and asylum-seekers who have just arrived in the UK to make friends and settle into British life before they begin school.
These young people will learn life skills and practice English through a bespoke intensive storytelling and dramatic arts ESOL programme, and also have academic, mental health, mentoring support and more worked into their weekly timetable.