This weeks Local Community Spotlight is Shine. SHINE funds and develops educational programmes to help disadvantaged children and teenagers fulfil their academic potential. These programmes include lessons after school, complementary classes on Saturdays and literacy, numeracy and study support sessions.
Some projects respond to the challenge of children who are seriously struggling, and require specific help to bring them up to speed. Some help those on the borderline, where a little more attention will enable them to do much better. And others stretch gifted children who want to see just how good they can really be.