“Since Charlotte did student2student her reading has blossomed. She has become more outgoing and has more confidence. She even speaks at assemblies,” said Carmel.
“There has also been a noticeable difference in her academic performance at school.”
Charlotte couldn’t be prouder of her progress. All she needed was some extra support after school to help unlock her potential. And Champions like you made that possible. You ensure disadvantaged students like Charlotte get the same chances in life. There is no stopping her now.
“Before student2student, I was reading quite small books and I was having trouble with the words and understanding what they actually meant,” said Charlotte.
“My buddy, Claudia, was a really good helper. If I got a word or sentence wrong, she would say, ‘Could you try that again?’ If I didn’t know what it meant, she would explain it to me.
“I love to read now. I won't stop reading. It has improved my maths a lot too. I'm better at reading the questions. And I’m better with my writing, spelling and pretty much everything!”
Last year, 1,396 students like Charlotte took part in student2student. And the results were great, with 96% saying student2student improved their reading ability. Carmel has seen Charlotte really thrive in the classroom as a result.
“It means children can learn a lot more because their brain is switched on and they're enjoying it. They're having fun but learning at the same time. They're not stressed or worried,” said Carmel.
“Your support helps everything – their confidence and self-worth, as well as improving their performance at school. That's a great thing to do for a child. Thank you, I think these programs are the best thing ever!”