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TEACHERS are being encouraged to nominate students for a life-changing mentoring programme.

AQA Unlocking Potential is for young people who have faced personal challenges, run jointly by the firm and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

Youngsters will work with mentors who have competed at world-class sporting events – including the Olympics and Paralympics – and have overcome personal challenges.

Mentors will support the students to deliver a project over eight months.

Two students from Park Community School in Leigh Park were selected to take part last year. Cameron Mitchell and Emily Briggs were mentored by champion rollerblader Danny Aldridge.

Andrew Hall, AQA’s chief executive, said: ‘AQA Unlocking Potential is really making a lasting difference in the lives of the students who take part.

‘I’d urge teachers to have a think about which two students in their school, college or centre could benefit from some inspirational mentoring, and nominate them.’