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Aiming Higher


This programme is designed to inform primary school children about their learning and work options using quality physical activity & interactive classroom sessions to engage children & raise aspirations.

The programme encourages pupils to think positively about their futures, set goals, & work hard to achieve them.

The programme aims to:

  • Raise aspirations of young people
  • Empower young people to plan and manage their own futures
  • Increase self-awareness and self-esteem
  • Increase life chances
  • Actively promote equality of opportunity and challenge stereotypes
  • Raise awareness of further / higher education opportunities


The lessons will include:

  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Role play
  • Self perception
  • Away days
  • Guest speakers


Olympic Medalist Sam Oldham visited the project in 2014


Core Staff

Project Manager – Emma Trent

Project Lead/Lead Health Officer – Gemma Backhouse

Inclusion Officer – Josh Stevenson