Four students from Etone College in Nuneaton have been selected to take
part in a life-changing mentoring scheme with a world-class athlete mentor. The students have been chosen for the AQA Unlocking Potential programme, run by the exam board and education charity AQA and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.
The young people will be mentored by former Paralympic Skiier, Anna Turney. Etone is one of 20 schools selected to take part in this year’s programme AQA Unlocking Potential provides mentoring for young people aged 11 to 19 who have faced personal challenges or disadvantages.
Students are paired with specially trained mentors who have competed at world-class sporting events – including the Olympics and Paralympics – and have overcome their own significant personal challenges. Anna Turney will provide personal mentoring for the students over eight months to help unlock hidden attitudes and skills. They’ll also help the students to deliver a social action project towards the end of the programme.