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The HSYA has made an award to Eikon for their summer Year 6 Transition Programme which supports students who have low attendance, are at risk of exclusion or are anxious, during their move from primary to secondary Schools. The journey has started, and although not yet complete, below is a heart-warming outcome from last year’s cohort, to give a flavour of what is to come.

After the summer project, the students were encouraged to write a poem and enter it into a competition. One of the young people shared a poem called My Life With Autism during a 1-1 support session. It’s a moving poem about his experience of autism, during a time when he was trying to find a positive aspect within a difficult situation.

Eikon suggested that he enter the poem in a competition for young writers: Empowered / Young Writers. Subsequently he received a certificate, and was selected to be published in a book, which will remain in the National Archives of the British Library forever! The young person, Eikon and his Mum, all thought it would be great for this to be shared across Eikon and for other young people to see it too. So here it is (above).

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Awarded 2021-2022

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Past Awards 2021-2022

East Surrey YMCA

Emerge Advocacy

St Peter’s, West Molesey

Relate, West Surrey

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Guildford Shakespeare Company

Matrix Trust

Surrey Young Carers

Freedom Leisure

Surrey Care Trust

Looking forward

Peer Productions

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