LYP’s Self-Esteem course has run in four Cambridgeshire-based schools so far:
Swavesey Village School, Impington Village College, Parkside Federation, Cambourne Village College, Linton Village College, St Bede’s Interfaith School, Hinchingbrooke School and Bottisham Village College.
Since LYP was first established:
- Over 2,500 young people have participated in at least one of our courses and workshops
- 80% of participants showed an increase in self-esteem (via pre and post course Q+As).
“A controversial topic that was covered sensitively and in a way that all pupils could understand. The LYP team delivered the specific material that I did not feel qualified to do so and tailored it to meet our needs.”
-Sean Sumner, Deputy Principal, Cambourne Village College
“Your session enabled us to cover an aspect of the PSHE curriculum that we had not covered in depth before, using expertise that we would not have readily available in our teaching staff team. The feedback from our students was that they were quickly made to feel comfortable with a topic area that would potentially have been uncomfortable, using the right amount of humour while still providing serious information. When asked if we should include this session again, the students said yes.”
-David Clarke, Head of Humanities Faculty, Linton Village College
” The session was well planned, building on generalisations that some students may have. Students were allowed to speak openly about a potentially awkward topic, with all questions welcomed and responded to in an appropriate manner. Clear guidance given to students, to make informed choices, rather than a definitive answer, which I believe to be more valuable.”
Denise Cook, Pastoral Support KS4, Bottisham Village College
“We have been offering the self-esteem courses to our students for over 7 years and the students benefit enormously; the change in their self-confidence is a delight to see. They always speak very positively about Mark and Claire, and say that they enjoy and learn a lot from their time with them.”
Gaynor Russell, House Manager and Safeguarding, Impington Village College