Posted on: February 11, 2014
On the 29th January, Senior Year pupils from Ormiston Herman Academy celebrated a term’s worth of skill development as part of (the Reach for the Stars) The Excellence Academy Programme delivered by (the Excellence Academy) The Children’s Coach, an organisation which specialises in Personal Development Programmes for Young People.
The programme seeks to instill self esteem, mutual respect, team building and resilience into participants to benefit both their education and life beyond school. The scheme is delivered by both adults (and older students) and Student Coaches, young people who have been through the Programme and have been trained to be mentors.
Liam, Year 6, described the course as “brilliant because I have really enjoyed learning here. The coaches are very experienced, kind and helpful. They have helped me with spelling, writing and other skills for school.”
Erin, also in Year 6, said that the course had “helped me to speak in front of people, be confident and not to worry about a thing.”
Kate Rutherford, Principal, said “(The Excellence Academy) The Children’s Coach is a service that we are really pleased with at Herman, has a very strong and positive impact with the children, and will definitely help to shape their character as they move into adulthood.”
Jo Bivens, Director of The Children’s Coach, said ‘We have worked with Herman for the past 5 years developing the young people’s self esteem, confidence and leadership skills through various Programmes. The young people are always so enthusiastic and and proud of their achievements.’
Ormiston Herman Academy now has its next tranche of children working with The Children’s Coach on the ‘Reach for the Stars’ Self Confidence and Self Esteem Programme, ensuring that all pupils have an opportunity to benefit from the scheme.
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