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We are aiming for the following outcomes for the students who take part:
Intermediate outcomes include:
Longer term outcomes include:
and overall; increased life chances of the students as they recognise that they can achieve more and their aspirations for their futures will increase as they are more resilient and determined to do better in their lives.
For the business people who take part:
2018 is the pilot year of the project and we have set up an evaluation plan whereby we hope to be able to prove some, if not all of the short terms outcomes after the voyage. The longer term outcomes will be harder to monitor as the students eventually leave school and we can no longer keep track of them. The evaluation plan aims to capture these outcomes however, whilst the girls are still at school, in order to provide at least an indication that the project contributes to achieve the ultimate aim.
The project will also undertake some work before and after the voyage, in the shape of sessions in academies which staff leads are working on in order that the project isn’t a one off experience. The sessions will give the students the opportunity to explore their aspirations even further and after the voyage. We are also asking that the business people and the students will keep in touch through an online forum and an annual gathering. This will create a feeling of being part of something bigger and it is hoped that the students will engage with this and feel able to give updates on their progression.