On Tuesday 15th February we welcomed Peter Foggo from The National Lottery Community Fund to Cornwall for his latest visit to witness first hand the amazing support Game Changer provides young people in Cornwall and the Isle of Scilly.

Staff and students at two Cornish schools welcomed Peter, allowing him to observe 1-2-1 sessions being held, and representatives taking the time from their busy days to discuss the programme and how it makes such a positive impact on the students involved. The comments from both schools were so positive, not only about the programme but also of the wonderful Game Changer Navigators who deliver support in their schools. Staff at the two schools expressed how much of an impact the Game Changer project has on the students’ progress, not just in terms of securing a further education/training or employment placement but also their confidence and self-esteem.

Following the schools’ visits, a meet and greet was held with Game Changer Partners and delivery staff at our Real Ideas office in Liskeard. Representatives from Cornwall Marine Network, Eden Project, Pentreath and White Gold came together to discuss with Peter the successes and challenges faced over the past couple of years, when the pandemic and lockdowns have impacted the way Game Changer is delivered and on the well-being of young people individually.

It was great to hear that Peter uses Game Changer as a brilliant example to organisations running other Building Better Opportunities programmes of how delivery can be adapted to online platforms and maintain the connection with participants.

We were delighted to hear such good feedback from our participants, partners and Peter and we are already looking forward to his next visit!

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