• Donnington Grove

Funding secures life skills programme

Education Business Partnership (EBP) are delighted to expand their developing life skills programme to benefit more young people within West Berkshire. The programme teaches students aged 14-15 to recognise their own strengths and abilities to improve their confidence, positive thinking skills and fulfil their potential.

This academic year the programme has been running for 3 schools and 60 students. Extra funding, secured last week, through Greenham Common Trust and The Good Exchange has ensured that the programme can be expanded to a total of 5 local schools and 100 students.

Gareth Ward, EBP Trustee and Director of Environmental Solutions Waste Management, who played a key role in launching the programme, commented, “My decision to help develop and fund this programme was a no brainer, these are the students that need us most, respond well to the extra focus and will benefit our society. I am delighted that we are able to continue and grow this invaluable work.”

Michelle Smith, Chief Executive Officer of EBP, added, “We are so pleased to be able to deliver this programme, with support from The Watermill Theatre, and benefit more young people. By the end of the programme students have greater self-esteem, increased confidence and improved social and communication skills. These skills are so important now and in future life, it’s building these foundations that give everybody the opportunity to succeed.”

To find out more about EBP and how you could help fund or support a programme to inspire and motivate our future workforce, visit www.educationbusinesspartnership.co.uk or phone 01635 279900.