Our impact stories

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Jess

'I connected with so many different types of people at so many different types of levels that I'm still best friends with now.'

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Gabby

'Through being a SpringBoarder and attending St Mary’s School, Cambridge, I have learnt to be more confident and independent both in and outside of my studies.'

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Bede's School

'It has been incredible to watch those care-experienced children who attend Bede’s embracing the opportunities we have on offer.'

Luke, black shirt, yellow tie, earring, bursary, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, widening access, disadvantaged

Luke

'Boarding at school during the week pulled me out of an often-stressful home situation.'

Temi, grey hoodie, bursary, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, widening access, life-changing opportunities, disadvantaged

Temi

'Without RNCSF and without Rugby, I wouldn't have the confidence I have now and I definitely wouldn't be in the job I am now.'

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Nana

'My bursary has enabled me to make so many new friends and connections from all around and I can't imagine where I'd be without it today.'

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Lady

'Anything and everything that you need help with, there is someone more than happy to help you.'

Alex, long black curly hair, grey top, bursary, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, widening access, disadvantaged

Alex

'Now I don’t think twice about having big dreams for my future career.'

Michael, boy, yellow T shirt, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, schools, bursary, inclusion, social mobility

Michael

'My aim is not only to improve my own life, but also become a role model for other young people just like me.'

Ida, girl, long black curly hair, black dress, bursary, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, widening access, disadvantaged

Ida

'The stability that a boarding school offers allows me to flourish at A-Level and build a healthy study routine.'

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Timi

'My confidence has increased immeasurably and has taught me that no aspiration is too high, as long as I work hard enough for it.'

Keren, braided hair, silver necklace, black jacket, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, widening access, disadvantaged

Keren

'I loved everything about boarding and my experience continued to get better and better.'

Esther, university gown, Oxbridge College, bursary, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, widening access, disadvantaged

Esther

'My bursary opened my eyes to opportunities and experiences that I never knew existed.'

Nazifa, blue striped top, bursary, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, widening access, life-changing opportunities

Nazifa

'Getting the scholarship showed my community that hard work and dedication can lead to great things, regardless of your postcode or any other circumstances.'

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Curtis

'The most significant lesson that I took from the experience was that there are no aspirations too high for anyone.'

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Woodhouse Grove School

'It has been a privilege to observe the impact of the programme; day-to-day, we see young people grow in confidence and in their aspirations.'

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Savannah

'Being the eldest, my siblings look up to me and all I want to do is set an example for them, to show them that what we live is not the only life to live out there.'

Yuriel, navy suit, blue shirt, yellow buttonhole, uniform, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, schools, bursary, inclusion

Yuriel

'I am more confident now, inspired and have plans in the future to help people like me.'

Jeevan, grey zip-up top, bursary, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, widening access, life-changing opportunities

Jeevan

'I was able to realise my own potential because I was around people who wanted to succeed like me.'

Ryan, grey suit, blue shirt, blue tie, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, schools, bursary, inclusion

Ryan

'My two years at Coll raised my aspirations, expectations and also fostered soft skills in me to be able to achieve those end term goals.'

Jack, grey T-shirt, sunshine, sea, boats, bursary, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, widening access, disadvantaged

Jack

'My experience at boarding helped me grow and find out more about myself and get the grades I am proud of.'

Ben, school building, bursary, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, social mobility, widening access, life-changing opportunities

Ben

'I was pushed by my peers and teachers to work harder and have more confidence in my own abilities.'