We spoke to Queren Ngiay, student at Oxford Brookes University, about her experience of the Access Aspiration programme and how it has impacted her career so far. How did you come to be on the Access Aspiration programme? I first heard about Access Aspiration in sixth form when my homeroom teacher gave us an introduction
Gifford gears up for Maths greatness!
A couple of weeks ago, we were invited by Gifford Primary School in Ealing to watch their in-school Maths tournament, in preparation for the Count on Us Primary Challenge. The Primary Challenge is one of our flagship numeracy programmes, aiming to engage and excite Key Stage 2 pupils in the fun world of mathematics!
Pupils at Gifford challenged one another to geometry, mental math and problem-solving activities, with the aim to determine who would be representing their school at the first round of the pan-London competition, taking place in mid-March.
With over 120 schools taking part from across 30 London boroughs, the stakes are high, as qualifying schools make it through to the Semi-Finals and then the Finals, both taking place at City Hall in the Summer.
Pupils at Gifford Primary School showed great positivity, perseverance and teamwork, all really important skills in the run-up to the Tournament. Thank you for inviting us, and best of luck in the first round in a few weeks’ time!
How Access Aspiration kick-started my career
Ali Siddiqi took part in our Access Aspiration programme in 2018. He is now an Apprentice Surveyor at JLL. Here he shares his journey into work. Access Aspiration opened doors for me and gave me opportunities I thought I would never have access to. Not only did it help my confidence and grow my self-esteem,
My City and Me – Spotlight on: Tascha
It’s now been two months since we launched My City and Me – a project that gives young Londoners a creative platform to tell their Covid-19 stories. We have also joined forces with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York to connect NYC and London youth and share experiences of the pandemic. We have seen