University of Bolton - Changing the narrative

January 21, 2010

A programme at the University of Bolton aims to have an impact on the statistic that 75 per cent of children in state care leave school with no qualifications - and less than one in 100 go on to university. Children from Manchester, Wigan, Trafford and Rochdale have all completed the self-development programme, centred on building confidence and team-working.

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