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Kia knew the view from the Head Teacher’s office better than any other view in school. Always in trouble, she struggled to follow instructions and would burst into tears or throw a tantrum if she didn’t get her way. As a result, she spent most of her school day in the corridor.

When she began SHINE on Saturday, Kia discovered that she loved to learn. Instead of just watching TV all weekend, she had the chance to visit interesting places and enjoy new learning experiences. This inspired her to take more of an interest in lessons during the school week.

Kia has transformed from a child at risk of exclusion to a ‘school ambassador’. Not only is she achieving better grades herself, but she is also helping other students who are struggling to stay on the right path.