Wisbech school children helping to raise aspirations

Thomas Clarkson Academy pupils at the workshop
Thomas Clarkson Academy pupils at the workshop

Year 11 students from Wisbech’s Thomas Clarkson Academy played a key role in a project to raise the aspirations of Fenland young people.

A group of 12 pupils took the reins at the day-long workshop at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, which involved Year 9 students from the academy, Neale-Wade Academy, Sir Harry Smith Community College at Whittlesey and Cromwell Community College in Chatteris.

The older pupils aimed to inspire the Year 9 pupils by leading a number of group sessions and sharing their own experiences.

TCA has been involved with Humanutopia, a social enterprise company, for the past two years, which has had an effect on the behaviour and the aspirations of many students.

Year 11 student Ciaran Lethbridge said: “Helping to run the workshop took me out of my comfort zone but now that I have done it, I realise that I have the confidence to do things I thought I couldn’t.”
Pupils from the academy are pictured above at the workshop.