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Blocks is a 1-to-1 mentoring program to gives 8-11 year olds in Manchester Borough all the tools they need to move to high school effectively.

The program aims to build up a positive and trusted space with a dedicated mentor that will give them regular time to learn and develop new skills that will help them in their everyday life.
Our mentors are based in local school communities which gives the opportunity for children to see their mentor regularly in a session environment and in their daily school routine.
These sessions will provide time where they can work together on subjects such as;
• Confidence
• Self-esteem
• Managing difficult emotions
• Healthy relationships
• Coping strategies
• Planning for their future at high school
Blocks Manchester runs for the duration of the school academic year, with support also being available in school holidays. This would consist of sessions in local communities and positive activities to support the program in giving opportunities to use the skills children are being taught in their sessions.

Blocks is commissioned by Greater Manchester Combined Authority in partnership with Salford Foundation.

Ella will be working with 10 Year 5 children at Rushbrook over the academic year.

Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust
Rushbrook Primary Academy
101 Shillingford Road
Gorton, Manchester M18 7TN