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Rokeby School in Canning Town recognised for mentor scheme pairing struggling youngsters with toddlers

PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 July 2018

Rokeby students with their award and Dawn Campbell, the programme lead. Picture: Power2

Rokeby students with their award and Dawn Campbell, the programme lead. Picture: Power2

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Rokeby School in Canning Town has received an award for its work with a youth mentoring programme.

Nahid Ali from Rokeby School with children in the nursery. Picture: Power2Nahid Ali from Rokeby School with children in the nursery. Picture: Power2

The Teens and Toddlers programme pairs children who are struggling at school with children in nearby nurseries.

At an awards ceremony last week, Rokeby School was named Group of the Year, for having engaged best with the programme.

The programme is run by Power2, a youth charity which targets children at key transition points in their lives.

Dawn Kendall, Power2’s programme leader, said: “At the beginning of the programme, the group were less focused and showed limited optimism. However, they’ve now seen such positive results and believe that they can excel and inspire others.

“Two members of the group have been honoured with prefect and drama leadership badges. These proud individuals are setting great examples for others in the school.”

Nahid Ali, 14, from Rokeby, said: “Teens and Toddlers has made me more careful of what I say and of my actions during school and social life.”

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