Tag: visual impairment

LOOK Mentors and staff at a training day

News: Welcome to our largest intake of Mentors!

We are thrilled to welcome an absolutely bumper group of new mentees this spring. A grand total of 34 young people will be joining the LOOK mentoring project, with the majority of these new starters up already up and running from this month. This is a very exciting milestone for us – our largest intake yet!

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Students sat on some steps looking at a book together.

Resource: Q&A on 16+ transition to 6th form/college

The transition from a familiar school setting to 6th form or college can be daunting, learning to navigate a new setting. Meeting new people and advocating for your needs with new teachers can feel like a roadblock to your education. In this Q&A three of our LOOK Mentors met to chat about their experience.

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Kombo Naz and Ruth S in their overall and wellies holding up the fresh lettuce they had just picked

Explainer: Peer mentoring matters

Experience has shown us that visually impaired young people are best supported by those that have personal experiences of living with a visual impairment. The mentor role can be hugely rewarding – supporting others, while boosting your own self-development and confidence too.

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