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Inspiring Stories

Our mission is to inspire young people to succeed. Please visit our YouTube Channel to watch more people talk about our work with schools for young people.

Beth Wilson, Wharton Primary School


Beth Wilson, an ex-Services Combat Engineer, volunteered with SkillForce for eight months before moving onto the government-funded ‘Troops to Teachers’ programme at Wharton Primary School in Salford. Beth joined the Army when she was 16, rising to a Reconnaissance Sergeant. Over her 14 years of service, she gained NVQs in vehicle and plant maintenance and [...]

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Aiden was part of a two year SkillForce programme, working with SkillForce for one day per week. The school engaged with SkillForce to support a number of learners, who for a range of reasons, found school to be a challenging time in their lives. The learners worked with SkillForce to develop their character, building confidence [...]

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Barron Jones

Barron Jones started at Saddleworth school in the academic year 2011/2012 and was some what of a young person who needed assistance and guidance. In Year 7 Barron received -56 achievement points 53 lates and 92% attendance. In Year 8 Barron received -238 behaviour points and was at the risk of exclusion his lates had gone up [...]

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Ellie and Josh

Ellie and Josh are from Acklam Grange School, Middlesborough and were involved in our Back on Track Programme

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Abigail is in Year 11 at Felpham Community College in Bognor Regis

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Beth is Year 11 from South Shields, Tyneside

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Rachael is a teacher at Harcourt Primary School in Folkestone, Kent

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