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Christian Bergara

Virgin Strive Challenge 2018 - France Cycle

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My story

[p][b]Teachers Thriving[/b][/p][p]* 26% of teachers are on stress related medication.[/p][p]* 40% of teachers leave the profession within 5 years of qualifying. [/p][p]* Teacher attrition is at its highest rate since records began. [/p][p]* Applications for teaching posts are down by 33% year-on-year, leaving 30,000 job vacancies. [/p][p][b]Oracy[/b][/p][p]* An average inner-city child will only speak 4 words a lesson [/p][p]* By the time a child from a low-income family leaves school they would have heard 30 million fewer words than from a high-income family.[/p][p][b]Broadening Horizons[/b][/p][p]* Mental health issues in young people are on the rise. Childline have seen a 36% rise in children needing help for depression and other disorders. [/p][p]* Young people are leaving education ill-prepared for the world of work - 75% of UK employers report a particular shortage of soft skills such as spoken communication and work ethic[/p][p]* Postcode still remains the most powerful predictor of educational outcomes in the West. [/p][p][br][/p][p][b]These are the challenges that Big Change is taking head-on. Please join me in this epic journey of cycling a gruelling 500 kilometres with a total 10,500 meters of climbing over 5 consecutive days to help raise money to support Big Change. [/b]Fun fact, Mt Everest is 8,850 meters.[img]" style="[/img][/p][p][i][img]" style="[/img][/i][url=https://www.big-change.org/wp-content/uploads/Big-Change-5-Year-Review.pdf][i]Every single penny you donate goes directly to Big Change, supporting a handful of carefully picked projects. [/i][/url][/p][p][b]To support Oracy, Big Change works with Voice21. [/b][/p][p]Voice 21 is a project that supports schools and teachers across England to develop students’ speaking skills and improve the quality of talk in the classroom. They aim to lead a lasting change in the education system so that schools in England give Oracy the same status as reading and writing. Voice 21 are pioneers in the sector. Their project makes sure that all children and young people, regardless of their background, have access to high quality Oracy education enabling them to develop the skills and confdence they need to thrive in the 21st Century. [/p][p][b]Thriving Teachers, Big Change supports The Difference and The Institute of Teaching[/b][/p][p]*[b] [/b]The Difference is a new charity hoping to build a new career route for mental health specialist teachers. Led by Big Changer Kiran Gill, The Difference’s systemic approach will create specialists in complex need through a two-year Masters programme. Chosen specialist teachers will go into alternative provision schools (PRU), to learn how to deal with severe behavioural diffculties, before taking this expertise back into the school system - gathering best practice in developing healthy, thriving and learning environments for students and staff. [/p][p]* The Institute for Teaching aims to develop best in class teacher training to create expertise in the profession. Big Change funding will improve the development and delivery of a world class holistic curriculum. The central teaching program will not only focus on the technical and academic process of teaching but will ensure that psychological and wellbeing aspects of performance are central to the teaching program.[/p][p][b]Broadening Horizons, Big Change works with Headstart[/b][/p][p]Headstart has created a new and effective model to bridge the gap between education and employment - supporting young people to gain the critical character traits and skills for work and life, whilst connecting them with their local community. From the team that developed the NCS, this new innovative program uses volunteering placements and professional training workshops to help set young people up to succeed in work experience placements. [/p][p][br][/p]

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Essence Global

Well done & Thank you for representing Essence!



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Richard Hewett


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Mark s

Well done, say next to you but easier to say congratulation in text!

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Good Luck!

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Pure madness!

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James Wood

Good luck, sure you will be great!

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Good luck kuya!