The #AmbitiousCareers category celebrates projects and organisations that tackle the big issues affecting children across Cheltenham, such as poverty and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
Every Cloud Play & Creative Arts Therapy CIC
Every Cloud Play and Arts Therapy provides child-centered play and creative arts therapy to children and young people from across Gloucestershire. Children are referred for a variety of reasons including trauma, abuse, bereavement, family breakdown and domestic violence. Every Cloud work with parents and schools to help them see past the challenging behaviour and to find alternative ways at supporting them so they can overcome challenges and achieve their potential.
Rock Young Leadership
The Rock’s Young Leadership programme has encouraged a number of young people to directly explore careers (for example apprenticeships in childcare). For others, the support through young leadership has been vital to continue in education, allowing one young leader to be able to sit GCSE exams at The Rock and another going on to study social work in spite of huge personal challenges.
Cheltenham Festivals’ FameLab Academy responds to the need to attract more young people to become scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Modelled on the successful International FameLab competition, they aim to develop students’ skill and confidence in science communication, increase students’ understanding of the value and prevalence of science in everyday life, raise awareness of the breadth of STEM careers available to young people and build networks of and between teachers and STEM professionals.