On 23 January 2019 Georgia (Willingdon Community School, Year 11) and Helena (Eastbourne College, Year 13) went to see Lord Agnew, Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education.
Georgia and Helena both spoke to the Minister about the Eastbourne Schools Partnership homework club, where pupils from Eastbourne College, mentor and assist younger pupils from Willingdon Community and The Cavendish School on a weekly basis.
Georgia was gracious and eloquent when asked about how being mentored by Helena helped her English GCSE preparation.
Helena also said how much she got out of the programme.
Lord Agnew and his team at the DfE were very impressed of this example of pupils in the ESP working together for their mutual benefit.