Last month we celebrated the graduation of our second cohort of Take Two students. Over 50 students from William Morris Academy, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College, Fulham College Boys School, Fulham Cross Girls School, Cambridge School, Burlington Danes School and Phoenix High School completed the programme in 2012 and their achievements were celebrated at the BBC offices in White City.
Andrew Christie, Executive Director of Childrens Services for the Tri-borough area of west London (Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster) handed out certificates to the graduating students in front of an audience of their mentors, teachers and parents.
In recognition of the time that volunteer business mentors give up to the Take Two programme the Antony Lillis Volunteer of the Year Award was also awarded at the graduation. The award is names in honour of former Hammersmith and Fulham Councillor Antony Lillis who was a keen supporter of the work of the Education Business Partnership which runs the Take Two scheme. Congratulations to Caroline Wilkinson of BBC Worldwide who was given the award after being nominated by her mentee Rahima. Rahima said that she nominated Caroline because
“having a mentor in my future job that I hope to get is such an amazing thing. I have grown in my knowledge into furthering my career choice whether it’s to go to University or even start my own business. She has guided me through the ups and downs I have had throughout the year.”
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our mentors and other volunteers who supported Take Two activity throughout 2012. We would also like to say congratulations to our students and to leave you with another sample of the work they have produced on the programme with the support of BBC Outreach, the Silver Screen Film Club and St Stephen's Primary School: William Morris Film