Why not put on an event to raise money for the Be Brilliant Foundation?
In these times of financial hardship and with young adults increasingly finding accessing further education a challenge, Boston College has launched a Be Brilliant Foundation to support learners to reach their full potential and raise aspiration for achievement.
The College receives Learner Support funding from the Government but this has significantly reduced in recent years and with the downturn in the economy affecting family salaries and less part-time jobs available, students are at risk of leaving their courses due to the financial struggles or not being able to access education to enter the workplace at all.
Access to funding is important to the success of many students, with many vocational courses requiring suitable kit for skills training, and transport being a significant cost to those living on the outskirts of the College’s catchment area.
In particular, without the support of additional funds, talented students can find it difficult to achieve the highest levels in their qualifications as accessing additional opportunities such as work focussed workshops, supplementary courses, educational visits for enrichment and taking part in skills competitions can all be costly.
The Be Brilliant Foundation will endeavour to support learners through a variety of means. It will operate as a charity foundation and staff and learners will be encouraged to raise money which will then be used to support learners that are considered most deserving.
HNC Sport & Exercise Science learners completed a 12 hour marathon to raise money for ‘Help the Heroes’ and their own course. Learners took part in indoor football, badminton and a gym workout, all of which ran continually for 12 hours, 9am until 9pm at the Peter Paine Performance Centre. Learners raised £635 in total, 50% of this will go to the charity and the other 50% will buy a piece of equipment for the course, chosen by the learners, to benefit future learners.
All learners completed the day and although exhausted by the end were delighted with the event and the money raised.