Creating Brighter Futures

We've very excited to announce that Raynes Park High School is the first state school to become a BECSLink Registered Centre. Becoming a registered center means that we will be working alongside local businesses, charities, educational institutions and sporting organisations to provide events, resources and learning opportunities.

Today we were lucky enough to meet with a number of organisations who presented us with a wealth of ideas for initiatives for both students of Raynes Park High School and young people in our local community. In attendance was BECSLink, The Desmond Tutu Foundation, The Harlequins Foundation, LYST (London Youth Support Trust), Pi-Top and Suburban Hockey, as well as Keith Shipman, Educational Inclusion Manager at Merton Council, and Michael Ross, our Chair of Governors. We are very excited to begin working alongside these organisations to deliver opportunities and support to young people in Merton, which they may not have otherwise had access to. There were many possible initiatives proposed by our visitors, ranging from engaging young people in computer coding and STEM through hands-on workshops, to providing mental health education through the Harlequins mental resilience programme.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to these organisations and BECSLink for their time and expertise today, and we very much look forward to working alongside you to create a brighter future for young people in Merton.

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