Raising Aspirations Award

Angela Fisher, Marketing and Engagement Officer for our Enterprise team (centre), with Raising Aspirations Project founder Stephanie Colver (left) and Martin Gray, Business Manager for South Yorkshire at SteelPhalt Harsco, sponsors of the Community Impact category.

We have received recognition for our work with local schools in raising the aspirations of young people.

The Raising Aspirations Project, a partnership between us, Dearne ALC, Holy Trinity and Horizon Community College, was highly commended in the Community Impact category at the Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards ceremony.

The project aims to improve young people’s self-belief and raise their life goals by pairing them with a volunteer coach to help them fulfil their potential.

Jess Leech, our Assistant Principal for Students, said: “We are delighted the Raising Aspirations Project has been recognised for the positive impact it has had so far. By matching young people with a coach from the business community the project is raising the aspirational life goals of young people from across Barnsley.

“The project will continue to grow and provide ongoing support to young people to enable them to fulfil their potential.”

Andrew Denniff, Chief Executive of ceremony organisers Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, added: “Barnsley College has delivered the Raising Aspirations Project with three of the most pro-active schools in the town when it comes to the enterprise agenda. The scheme impressed the judges with its level of student engagement and focused coaching.”

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Last updated: 13th November 2017

Originally posted on: 13th November 2017