THEBP supports the education, training and development of young people by building partnerships between 66 primary schools in the Borough and businesses in the City and Canary Wharf. We recruit volunteers to support pupils with their key skills, as well as develop confidence, and act as a positive role models.
Reading Partners is our most popular scheme, where business volunteers support pupils with reading and comprehension for 30 minutes, on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Many schools also have Number, Chess, Language and Computer Partners, which follow a similar model.
At Osmani, we currently have Business Partners from the following organisations;
Numbers Partners Language Partners Reading Partners
Business Partners supporting children's Enterprise Development Project.
A few quotes from the children:
'I like having a chess partner because he teaches me new skills and always encourages me and sometimes I even beat him!' - Sneha (Year 5)
'My partner is funny and makes reading fun!' - Hamza (Year 5)
'I love reading with my partner and I really miss them in the holidays.' - Alim (Year 2)
'When I'm stuck, my partner explains things in a different way and that really helps me.' - Jannat (Year 2)
'I like it when my partner teaches me new stuff and they make learning fun.' - Humaira (Year 3)