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Sixth Formers work as male role models at local primary school

This term a group of young men from our Sixth Form have been supporting boys at a local primary school.  

The students have been fulfilling their work experience hours at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School by spending time in reception and nursery classes where they have been working as reading mentors.  Hamzah Hussain, Ibraheem Rashid, Abid Hussain, Kazam Sajjad and Habib Khan have been visiting St Josephs weekly,  where they have quickly grown in popularity and built up great relationships with their mentees.  

The students make weekly independent visits to spend time reading to the primary school pupils either on a one to one basis or in small groups and providing support for the primary teachers whilst gaining great experience of work in an educational setting.  

Imran Sabir, Pastoral Manger for Sixth Form said:  "St Joseph's contacted us to see whether we could help due to a lack of male role models experienced by some of the boys at their school.  Work experience is an integral part of the Sixth Form curriculum so the was a great opporunity to build further links with a local primary whilst showing the great ambassadors we have at Grange."

Miss Mander, Headteacher said:  "We are delighted to be working with our local primary schools and I have received some really positive feedback about how our students are working on these placements.  It is invaluable experience for both parties we're very happy to be involved."