Raising Aspirations Tea Party
A tea party was recently held at Crispin Academy, in Street, as a thank you to the mentors of the Raising Aspirations programme. The programme, which was set up two and a half years ago, pairs up volunteers from local businesses and the wider community with pupils from the school, and aims to provide support to the students within a motivational environment.
The tea party was the idea of the young people, who also baked cakes and decorated the school hall for the event.
David McCrum, a mentor on the programme said, "It was wonderful to see the young people welcoming their mentors and having the self-confidence to engage them in conversation. I would like to recommend this programme to anyone who is thinking of volunteering in their community. It is an incredibly fulfilling and worthwhile experience for both volunteer and mentee and just a small amount of time can make the world of difference to a young person."
Read more about the programme here.