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Here you can read the latest on news, events, stories, and blog posts.

Youth Social Action / August 27th, 2018

Year 6 Exploring their Heritage, The English Civil War

The end of Year 6 is an exciting, yet daunting time for many of our youngsters. They are saying goodbye to the environment where they have felt safe and secure to embark on a huge adventure as they go on to ‘big school’.

Self-Belief and Emotional Wellbeing / July 18th, 2018

Dealing With Pressures in Education

Building self-belief in our young people is an essential element of their education. I recently received a thank you card from a Year 11 student who said “In such a short time period you have been amazing, thank you so much for helping me and being so kind.

Aspirations and Future Planning / July 8th, 2018

Raising Career Aspirations in Teenage Girls

Our ‘Raising Aspirations’ business event with the group of girls from our most recent Building Self-Belief programme gave everyone involved an invaluable insight into working life.

Self-Belief and Emotional Wellbeing / June 17th, 2018

Improving the Self-Belief of Teenage Girls

Our film documents and explains the impact of our Building Self-Belief programme with Year 9 Girls at Consett Academy, County Durham. The programme helps the young people to grow in confidence and encourages them to be more aspirational about their future careers. It was a privilege to work with them.

Relationships and Sex Education / February 28th, 2022

Do we Need a New Social Code for the Digital Age?

The topic of setting boundaries in a digital age has concerned me for a while. With the climate of technology changing at such a fast pace, how do we teach our young people to follow an online, as well as a real life, social code?

Self-Belief and Emotional Wellbeing / May 11th, 2022

Teenage Girls’ Emotional Wellbeing & Aspirations Programme

We successfully delivered a twelve-week programme to support vulnerable teenage girls in Stanley, in an area of high socio-economic deprivation. Our project focused on early interventions to prevent longer term mental health issues, particularly with those who are suffering due to the impact of COVID-19.

Self-Belief and Emotional Wellbeing / March 16th, 2022

Teenage Boys Mental Wellbeing and Prevention of Poverty Programme

Within the context of Covid and the devastating impact Lockdown has had on all young people, we believed that it was even more important to find a way to ensure our work was delivered to the young people most in need.

Aspirations and Future Planning / March 17th, 2022

Collaboration with Haines Watts and Cardinal Hume Catholic School

As part of this programme, students participated in workshops at the Newcastle and Leeds offices, which focused on CV’s, mock interviews and LinkedIn. To help raise their aspirations, students visited Newcastle University and Leeds Beckett. During sessions with BSBCIO, students were given a unique insight into working at the firms with career podcasts from a variety of employees from Partners to Graduate schemes.