Success Stories

B is 16 years old and lives in the West End of Newcastle. B was referred to ‘Give it a Go…’ by Barnardo’s. B has always suffered from behavioural issues, arising from ADHD and Tourette’s syndrome; these affect both his school career and home life.

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D is 13 and has cerebral palsy. D loves being outdoors and getting active but her physical disabilities could make this tricky for her; she didn’t use to have many opportunities to get out of the house on an evening or at weekends to mix with other young people her own age, but participating in ‘Give it  a Go…’ has given her plenty of new opportunities.

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C was no stranger to Lookwide, we met him two years ago when he as struggling to keep on track at school and he sometimes had trouble building positive friendships.

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A is 14 and joined LookwideUK’s ‘Give it a Go…’ programme following a referral from Newcastle Social Services.

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Feedback from LookwideUK's Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification sessions with students from Haydon Bridge High School.

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"All of the students have given positive feedback about heir time with Lookwide, each week they have came back full of life and chatter."

"Both K and R have really enjoyed the programme and been able to express how useful it has been in terms of developing their confidence and experiences"

"Student feedback has been extremely positive and there is a great willingness and hope to do something similar again."

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N came to LookwideUK as part of the Blyth Community College programme. The focus of this programme was to achieve a Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award in addition to our normal activities. In her first action plan she identified her strengths as 'willing to take part in things, friendly and good fitness levels'.

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A successful personal development programme jointly funded through Burnside College, Community Foundation and the Northumberland National Park Sustainable Development Fund has reached a successful end.

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