Charity partnership offers a mentoring programme for young homeschoolers

A programme aimed at 12 - 16-year-olds who are home-educated or not in education, employment or training (NEET), and missing out in general social interaction in has been launched in partnership with the Swindon Town community Football Foundation.
Young person outdoors

The sessions are being offered by Barnado's Swindon Trailblazers, Project Me, and Swindon Town FC Community Foundation Club, as a fun way for young people to get some exercise, meet new people, and improve confidence, social skills, and general wellbeing.

They will focus on different themes each week, e.g. resilience and communication. The two-hour sessions will be split into multi-sport activities with a focus on teamwork. For those who don’t feel confident in groups, the mentors can meet with you individually or online to start with until you feel ready to join in.

You don’t have to be a football fan to attend!

The sessions began on the 26 April and will run on Mondays 11- 1 pm or Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm at Foundation Park, County Ground Lane, Swindon SN1 2FD over the course of 12 weeks.

A second term is planned for a new group of young people after the summer holidays up to Christmas (dates to be confirmed).

The course is FREE.

If you would like to get involved, you can download and complete the Trailblazers referral form and email it to an outreach worker; saxone.barton@barnardo’ or

Or, if you have any questions about the programme, please contact

Once your application form is received, the community Foundation team will get in contact with you directly.

Trailblazers referral form 

Trailblazers referral form

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