My First Year

My first year. Have you heard of HITZ? It is one of the Foundations flagship schemes, supported by Premiership Rugby.  The program is for 14–18-year-olds across England and uses the core values of rugby alongside …

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Natalie’s Journey

Sometimes, a learner’s educational journey just does not work for them. Be it peers, teachers or themselves making the wrong decision, it often leads to learners leaving school without the qualification they want or need …

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Kieran’s Story

For some young people, the essential support and guidance they need in life is absent. Too often this leads to extended periods of time outside education, which can have a detrimental effect on their physical …

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Casey’s Story

Casey, 19, joined the HITZ programme in February 2019, looking for a fresh start. After struggling with mainstream education, Casey was keen to develop key employment skills and boost his CV. When he first met …

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Hitz: a term of success

The HITZ programme rounded off 2019 with 21 young people enrolled on the programme, and with another recruitment drive due in February, the programme continues to go from strength to strength after a very productive first term.