A NEW EDUCATION programme will be delivered to two Solihull schools through the John Lewis Partnership.
Little Chicks Life Lessons, founded by Birmingham businesswoman Alison Delaney, is an education initiative for primary schools, focused on building confidence, self-belief, resilience and financial awareness in children and teachers.
Through educational storytelling and engagement, children are given the tools and space to explore and develop their dreams and aspirations, to identify the unique and special qualities they possess to be the best they can be, and to increase the understanding of saving and healthy financial habits.
The programme will be delivered at Coppice Junior School and Woodland Infant School.
The John Lewis Partnership has recently announced a number of key initiatives and funding support for organisations that are working to make a difference for children and young people from care, one of which is ‘Little Chicks Life Lessons’.
Alison Delaney has also been appointed to the Building Happier Futures Advisory Group which has been established by the John Lewis Partnership as part of its longer-term commitment to driving change and unlocking the potential of children and young people who have been in care.
Alison said: “The ‘Little Chicks Life Lessons’ education programme is a valuable tool for organisations looking to maximise and deliver meaningful social value impact through community engagement and I am delighted that the John Lewis Partnership has come on board as a key sponsor.
Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, Dame Sharon White, said: “Thousands of young people with potential are being overlooked in the national conversation and that urgently needs to change.”
Charlotte Lock, pan-partnership customer director of The John Lewis Partnership, said: “We are really pleased to be working with Little Bird People Development to fund the delivery of the ‘Little Chicks Life Lessons’ education programme to 700 primary school children in the Solihull borough, and providing essential building blocks for happier futures.
“I am delighted that Alison Delaney is one of the voices on our newly formed Advisory Group who will help to ensure that our Building Happier Futures programme delivers on its objectives and makes a real difference to the future prospects of young people and care leavers.”