On Track to Achieve has helped me with my confidence and I’ve started to believe in myself more. I’ve enjoyed the project very much and I hope to improve my focus and help others in the future.

I’ve always been a rather reserved person. I kept myself to myself and preferred to sit quietly at the back of the class. However, one thing I’m very passionate about is Martial Arts. I got into the sport initially because I wanted to protect myself from bullies and being picked on at school.

When On Track to Achieve came along, it gave me the opportunity to channel my passion, confidence and skills from my Martial Arts into working with others. Throughout the course I thrived on the opportunity to lead the groups I was working with. As the course progressed it helped me improve my presentation skills as well as my confidence. Each week I was faced with a new challenge, and I took them on with the best of my ability.

I started by working with someone else to lead a group of year 7’s through some games which I really enjoyed. Eventually I was leading the groups by myself and I didn’t feel stressed at all, I was even on hand to help anyone who were feeling nervous about taking part in the activities.

On Track to Achieve has helped me with my confidence and I’ve started to believe in myself more. I’m working on taking the self-belief I have with my Martial Arts and using it to get more involved at school. This project has helped me in improving my confidence and my understanding of how different people work and need different motivation. I’ve enjoyed the project very much and I hope to improve my focus and help others in the future.

The On Track to Achieve programme has allowed Owen to develop his confidence. Each week he has been faced with a new challenge, and I have witnessed him thrive week on week. May his journey continue.

Owen’s teacher