What they say about us?
The project was a success and as the Head of year, I feel that it is beneficial to have this kind of work going on with a wide range of students in schools.
Head of Year 8, Green School for Girls, Isleworth
Throughout the project I was impressed with the professionalism of the project leaders...
Head Teacher, Friern Barnet Secondary School
What schools are saying…
We found the programme very beneficial. Our students’ attendance and retention has definitely improved.
Vice Principal, BSIX College
The course was very inspirational, real, motivational and positive. I will recommend the programme to others!
Learning Support Mentor, Barnet
Former Lt Neville Bryce, professionals and partners join ACES to inspire students
I attended the ACES 2013 awards ceremony in Central London and similarly to the young people involved in the event left feeling inspired with a willingness to contribute.
The key benefit of the ACES Project centres around providing young people with an opportunity to explore their dreams and ambitions through exposure to inspiring information but combines the achievements of past icons with activities of professional mentors of the present. This approach ensures that the young ACES protégées see how their increased efforts and achievements can result in “real life” opportunities and success.
I encourage other professionals and companies carry on the baton to provide active role models that can showcase the benefits of hard work and focus. My journey resonated with the young men because I attended the same school, had a similar background and demonstrated that environment doesn’t need to impact on an individual’s development. The power is in our hands to create change and fulfil our own destiny, I hope more step up to the plate to provide a platform to inspire more ACES students.
N. Vaughan, British Telecom (BT)
"The project has opened more doors for me. I have achieved much more at school, I haven't been getting into trouble and I'm more focused in everything I do."
Year 9 student, Claremont High School
Our children need to be informed and educated on their past and the history of where they are coming from, why certain things took place and what the connection is between the Caribbean and African society so that they can understand and compute that knowledge and have more respect and kinship with one another
Parent, Preston Manor High School