Mariah joined the Varisity programme and thought it would be like every other school activity but got a whole lot more out of it.

Mariah has always been shy. Before meeting SportInspired she thought she’d be shy her whole life, but after taking part in the Varsity Young Leader Inspire to Aspire programme and visiting Oxford University, Mariah learnt that she didn’t need to be shy and worry about what other people think or do.  

Mariah went on the trip to Oxford University where she had a tour of the campus grounds and listened to talks on university life, courses and future careers by students from the university.

Before the trip Mariah thought she wasn’t good enough to go to university but after seeing the other schools on the trip and hearing about the stories from students on campus she now believes she can.








Since finishing the programme Mariah has been more outgoing in class, putting up her hand to offer opinions and discussing subjects with classmates. Mariah also feels more confident about taking her GCSE’s and now believes that even if you don’t do your best you can still do better in the future.

Mariah wants to continue developing her teamwork skills because she enjoys being with other people and having fun.


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