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The work we do transforms children's lives and their wider home communities. Please read what others say about how Royal SpringBoard has impacted their lives. 

Our stories

  • 01 August 2018

    Ben’s story

    "I grew up in Liverpool where I attended St Michael's Catholic Primary School, and later the De La Salle Academy. During my GCSEs, Royal Springboard g...

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  • 31 July 2018

    Curtis’ story

    “I have always lived in Liverpool and grew up in the Kensington/Fairfield area, which was where I attended St. Francis of Assisi secondary school. My ...

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  • 31 July 2018

    Carol's video

    Watch Carol Murraine, Pastoral Manager, Eastside Young Leaders’ Academy, discuss the transformative effect of Royal SpringBoard bursaries.

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  • 01 July 2018

    Jack's story

    "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 hom...

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  • 30 June 2018

    John's video

    Watch John Denny, Co-founder, Hope Opportunity Trust discuss the inspiring and long term benefits of our bursaries.

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  • 28 June 2018

    Kristin’s story

    "I grew up and live in East London. I have had to survive the gang culture and deprivation of my community.  I have nearly been stabbed multiple times...

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  • 29 May 2018

    Lady's story

    "Not only was boarding school a very interesting experience, it also taught me how to interact with demographics of people that my family and I would ...

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  • 29 May 2018

    Luke’s story

    “For as long as I’ve known, my dad has had a mental disability called schizo-effective disorder. It’s on and off, but thankfully nowadays more off. In...

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  • 29 May 2018

    Nana’s story

    “My name is Nana. I moved back to Hackney, London in 2014 from Accra, Ghana after living there for 6 years. Moving to a new school was a hard and chal...

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  • 27 May 2018

    Nazifa’s story

    “My mum migrated from Bangladesh in the 80s and my dad in the 90s after getting married. They had gone to high school in Bangladesh but never had any ...

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  • 26 May 2018

    Ric & Patrick's video

    In Conversation: Ric Lewis, CEO/Chairman, Tristan Capital Partners and Patrick Derham OBE, Head Master, Westminster School, both Trustees, Royal Natio...

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  • 25 May 2018

    Ryan's Video

    Watch Ryan, a Royal SpringBoard alumnus, speak about his experiences as a recipient of a Royal SpringBoard bursary.

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  • 25 May 2018

    Yuriel's story

    "Boarding school has forwarded my life in unprecedented ways. The experience has given me a lot that I will forever be grateful for.

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