Partnership with The BRIT School strengthens community connection

 Brit school workshopAs part of our commitment to building closer ties with local communities, Certitude is working with the renowned BRIT School to create an award for students who make a positive contribution to their local community.

The Making a Difference Award (launched September 10) will be open to all students from the BRIT School and will reward those who go the extra mile to enable people in the local community to “flourish, contribute and lead the life they want to lead”. Candidates will be nominated by their peers and teachers and the winner will receive a £500 prize when the award is announced next summer.

The award is the next step in a growing partnership with The BRIT School: people supported by Certitude have been attending inclusive theatre workshop sessions run by BRIT School teachers and students at the School in Croydon over the past few years.  The sessions are designed to encourage participants to express their ambitions and culminate in a joint performance.

Marianne Selby Boothroyd, Director of Development at Certitude says: “The BRIT School is a unique organisation and its students and teachers continue to inspire many of the people we support. We are delighted to be sponsoring this award which strengthens our partnership with this community-aware school and supports our vision that everyone has the right to a good life.”

Stuart Worden, Principal at The BRIT School says: “The Certitude Making a Difference Award supports our mission to develop students academically, vocationally, socially and morally so that they leave the School as independent, co-operative, responsible and creative young people.  Many of our students who have worked on the inclusive theatre workshops have gained a new perspective on people with learning disabilities and we hope this award will encourage them to reach out further into the local community.”

“Dream Big” – a video of the latest joint Certitude/BRIT School workshops and performance can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_2617033003&feature=iv&src_vid=hAhREZNQ5wI&v=2_5LCQAhO0E