Help us motivate disengaged pupils
The CoachBright programme currently running at Walworth Academy uses bright university students and graduates to coach disengaged pupils from low-income communities to become more motivated to learn and pursue higher education.
Only 36% of state school children are going on to university compared to 96% of privately educated children.
CoachBright tackles this head on.
"What does the future look like?”
For the last 6 weeks, Year 10 CoachBright participants at Walworth Academy have dedicated their free time to answering this question with the support of their tutors. This pupil-led initiative has allowed the participants to develop crucial public speaking, research, essay-writing and leadership skills.
In May 2014, the CoachBright pupils will be presenting their research papers in front of their peers, local media and Walworth Academy staff at the inaugural CoachBright graduation event.
We are seeking funding for the Inaugural Graduation Event 2014 when the CoachBright pupils of Walworth Academy will be rewarded for their hard work, progress and dedication to the programme.
Walworth Academy's CoachBright graduates have displayed exceptional commitment, drive and enthusiasm for learning by giving up their free time every week to take part in the CoachBright programme. They have risen to the challenge of producing A level grade research, written projects and presentations, developing essential academic skills in the process.
These pupils are now excited about pursuing further education and we'd like to reward them for this. With your help, we can recognise their efforts and help encourage more pupils to get motivated about learning.