London Broncos Rugby League is delighted to announce a new community project initiative in conjunction with Mosaic, a mentoring initiative of The Princes Trust.
Founded by HRH Prince Of Wales in 2007, Mosaic offers accredited mentoring programmes in schools and prisons across the country; creating opportunities for nine to 30-year-olds who are growing up in the UK’s most deprived communities.
The project will run at Woodlands Academy – one of the London Broncos community schools – and will be overseen by Mosaic’s Regional Team in London and the South East. Mosaic’s Alice Chowen said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the London Broncos to help deliver our mentoring programme at Woodlands Academy. We believe in putting the best and most diverse mentors in front of our young people to help them fulfil their potential, and the London Broncos mentors with their leadership expertise will go a long way in helping us achieve that ambition”.
The programme itself is nine weeks long, with a weekly hour-long session where the students cover themes such as confidence, communication, and role models, whilst parents look at themes such as citizenship and understanding the British education system.
Community Broncos will be providing the mentors for the programme, which will be led by Community Manager, John Keyes.
Sonia Matharu, Assistant Head Teacher at Woodlands Academy, said that even in the early stages, the school was already able to see beneficial results from all participants.
“Parents and pupils at Woodlands Academy in Ealing have been taking part in the ‘Mosaic Mentoring’ group which is being supported by John Keyes and the London Broncos team. Every Thursday afternoon, parents and pupils come in to school to work with their mentors and learn about real life topics such as role models and future careers. The partnership hopes to show pupils that they can achieve all their hopes and dreams in life.
“We have had a really positive response from all involved, and everyone is eagerly waiting for the next session!
“Our families will be working closely with their mentors for the next eight weeks to recognise their talents and how they can use them effectively. Our pupils will also be going on a very special day trip visit to Westminster University.
“We can’t wait for them to throw their hats in to the air on completion of the programme!”