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Jack's story

01/07/18

"My experience at boarding helped me grow and find out more about myself and get the grades I am proud of, which I don’t think I would have got at home.

I met my future wife at boarding school, along with many more life-long friends. It made me have a better relationship with my family.

I currently serve with the British Army and I believe that if I hadn’t had the chance that SpringBoard offered me, I wouldn’t be in the situation I am in now, for which I am immensely thankful.

I feel valued with Royal SpringBoard as I was invited back to help mentor other students who were going to the same school I had just left."

Jack lost both his parents within a year. The opportunity to attend boarding school completely transformed his life.  He is getting married next year.

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