As the academic year has now ended, we are reflecting on the year’s successes at our Celebration Events. We had a busy few weeks dashing from Hastings and Swindon to Tyneside and Norwich to recognise the incredible progress of Future Leaders across the UK. We were delighted to welcome friends, families and supporters to cheer on Future Leaders who themselves took centre stage, as hosts and award-winners!
Gaby Sumner, Villiers Park Chief Executive said:
“Celebration events are some of my favourite times of the year. Colleagues, volunteers, supporters, friends, family and Future Leaders come together to reflect on and celebrate achievements from the last year. It’s so important to take the time to recognise students’ accomplishments and for them to take pride in their progress. We also welcome back Future Leader alumni who are fantastic role models”
Throughout the event, we enjoyed hearing directly from the Future Leaders themselves about the fascinating projects and events they have been involved with this year. Their passion and dedication was truly infectious, leaving us all inspired by their accomplishments.
Abigail, a Future Leader from Tyneside, gave an inspiring speech recounting her experiences, which included work experience at the House of Commons and a University Insight Day.
“Whenever we as young people feel inadequate, or like we don't fit in, we shouldn't strive to fit in, but we should strive to embrace our differences. I'm so grateful to Villiers Park for giving me this opportunity because I feel like I've gained so much knowledge.
I'd recommend this experience to anyone. In fact, I'd recommend anyone to take any good experience they get given because of the insurmountable skills that I acquired and the fact that it's good on my CV! Villiers Park has offered me endless opportunities”
We wish all our Future Leaders, their families and our supporters have a wonderful summer, and look forward to welcoming you back in September!