To kick start us back into action after the Easter break we went on tour to 117 to join the MPlus team and mentors for a session on “Education Disengagement” – “What Difference Can Mentors Make?”
This was a highly pertinent topic to our Reps who had all suffered in some way with previous disengagement. They were able to assert themselves on the big stage and didn’t shy away from getting involved in the sub – groups. Some quite personal, evocative things were recounted by the young people, which helped the mentors see the human face of of the adversities and challenges faced by young people in the school environment.
We saw this as a resounding success and will hope to get the Reps involved next time round!
And our next session was in no way the lesser of the two evenings – we said our deepest salutations to both Jas and Dave from “Bath Youth For Christ.”