Wednesday 27th January saw the launch of the East Lancashire Scholarship Programme at Blackburn Central High School. The launch involved five schools in the area enrolled in the programme and gave parents more information about the programme.
The programme is targeting students who have the ability to get to university but may not necessarily have the funds or aspiration to do so. The programme will run for 4 years and works with the students on confidence, self-esteem, writing applications, etc. and also gives them experiences of university life.
BCHS with Crosshill have a group of 5 able students working with Lancaster University and Villiers Park, and are the only 11-16 school currently involved in the programme.
We were fortunate to have the BBC cover the launch for their Sunday Politics North West show. A short clip from the show is available to view below.