Students in Nuneaton to be given a helping hand with after-school work in new ‘Student Lounge’ sessions launching tomorrow

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 7 March 2022

A COMMUNITY regeneration group in Nuneaton town centre are to launch their first session of their brand new ‘Student Lounge’ tomorrow (Tuesday, 8 March).

Saints Nuneaton, Newdegate Street (Image: Mason Moore) / Inset (Image: Library image)

Saints Nuneaton, located on Newdegate Street, will hold the new after-school sessions inside of their cafe area every Tuesday and Thursday, to help local youngsters with their homework, take part in workshops, and encourage university work.

The sessions will give local young people a space ‘that is theirs’ – and it will be held after-school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between the hours of 3pm to 5pm.

Similar sessions are currently being held every Wednesday inside of Saints by an organisation named Think Higher, who are linked with the University of Warwick, who help encourage their attendees to pursue Higher Education work.

The sessions will see four youth workers – Kaeli Spina, Rhianna Morris, Will Hawks and Sam Dunton – support youngsters with their studies, and hold workshops for them.

Free food and drinks are available for attendees who take part in the sessions.

The sessions were able to be made a reality with cash which was successfully secured by Saints through a grant from Warwickshire County Council (WCC).

A Saints Nuneaton spokesperson said that the sessions will ‘raise aspirations’ and that attendees can take steps towards subjects which are their goals.

Kaeli Spina, Youth Team Leader, told the Hinckley Free Press: “I’m really looking forward to meeting some of the local young people and seeing them grow and shine.

“I’m also looking forward to the workshops that will be held too.”

Hannah Stevens, Communities and Marketing Development Worker, said: “I can’t wait to see the young people of Nuneaton dreaming big dreams for their future.

“I’m really excited for the Students Lounge programme and the events which have been planned by our youth workers.

Hannah concluded: “I’m very grateful to Warwickshire County Council and Think Higher for helping to make these sessions possible.”

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