5 students from year 7 have recently taken part in the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust ‘Rise Project’.
The project was designed to engage and develop a relationship of trust with students using a mentoring and whole family approach. Ant Bayou has been the group mentor and has worked with the pupils over the last 12 weeks. The 5 students had been involved in a series of workshops and activities where they have achieved certificates and developed their personal skills.
“Since the start of the programme, the lads involved have been a credit to their school and community. Whilst engaging in workshops such as Hate Crime, Gambling/Gaming and Mental Health, the lads have actively showcased their ability to learn, discuss and work together to achieve weekly goals and targets.
Their personalities and attitudes have been second to none, especially at our weekly football sessions where they have challenged themselves to be fitter and healthier young people. The skills these young people have learnt in such a short period of time will not only benefit them through their adolescent years at school but for their future endeavours.
It has been a pleasure to interact with the lads on a weekly basis and I look forward to engaging with them again soon”.
(Ant Bayou – Mentor)