A select group of Year 9 students have successfully completed a 20 hour Peer Mentor training programme ran by Zara Coulson, Youth worker/trainer from Reach. All students that took part made extremely positive comments not only about the content of the training but the creative and supportive way it was delivered. Zara is an outstanding educator, her charisma and approachable manner ensures that the training sessions have the necessary impact. From start to finish the students were fully engaged and gained fantastic skills to enable them to become responsible and considerate mentors to students within the Academy.

I cannot speak with higher regard for the work that Zara and the Reach programme does, it is thoroughly professional and in tune with the attitudes of young adults today.