Anstee Bridge | About Anstee
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About Anstee Bridge

 

achieving-for-children-logo-jan17Anstee Bridge is part of Achieving for Children Education Services, a social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils to provide their children’s services, providing targeted help and support to children and families in need.

 

The project was set up in 2008 as an alternative education provision for year 11 students aged 15-16 in local Kingston schools who have become disengaged with education. Our founder is Katherine Greening, an experienced teacher who was unhappy at seeing young people fail in conventional education when she believed that, with a little creativity and a great deal of encouragement and support, they could be helped to succeed.

 

Anstee Bridge supports 24 young people a year who attend the project one day a week. Every young person who attends is welcomed with open arms and hearts, and is given a personalised learning programme designed to help them achieve the things that matter to them. We believe in letting our students pursue their ambitions by boosting their self-esteem and encouraging confidence through creativity. The results from this approach have been extraordinary – students who have been disengaged discover that it is possible for them to better themselves and live a life worth living.   

 

Projects include an annual fashion show, performances by the students and a host of creative art, drama and music activities created by the young people who attend.

Meet The Team
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Katherine Greening

As project coordinator, Katherine is the driving force behind Anstee Bridge.

She began teaching in 1994 and is a trained therapeutic counsellor for attachment-based therapy. She is a keen charity fundraiser and has completed several 5k and 10k runs and loves reading, travelling and walking her two bichon dogs.

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Juliet Kidd

Juliet is our Teaching Assistant and is responsible for working closely with the young people at Anstee Bridge. She motivates, supports and helps them achieve their potential.

A graduate with a degree in Film and English, Juliet has a variety of creative interests including, make-up, vintage fashion and style.

 

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Gary Weston

Gary is a Youth Support Worker at Achieving for Children in Kingston and a key part of the team here at Anstee Bridge.

He brings the energy, enthusiasm and creativity needed to help young people gain accreditations and develop skills that will help to improve their life chances.

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Lisa Carrodus

Patron Lisa Carrodus is a former World Champion bodybuilder, entrepreneur and patron of the arts. As a motivational speaker, she empowers young women to achieve their goals through creativity, whilst promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. She has been a valuable mentor for students since 2008.

Our Patrons
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Sue Hill

Patron Sue Hill spent 30 years in the Metropolitan Police, latterly as Detective Chief Superintendent.

She was a presenter for ITV’s Crimewatch until 2014 as is now on the board of Facewatch – a free, online crime reporting service designed to make communities safer.

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Steve Mowbray

Steve is our long-standing patron. His day-job is as Station Manager and local DJ at 107.8 Radio Jackie, the local station for South West London.

He shares both his business knowledge and his love of motor racing and boats with the students at Anstee Bridge.

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Jamie Raven

Jamie Raven burst onto an unsuspecting world during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent. His magic amazed audiences and even made Simon Cowell exclaim, “I now finally believe in magic!”

Jamie brings his knowledge from his recent international tour to Anstee Bridge.

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Aaron Norton

Aaron is an independent singer/songwriter who performs weekly at many venues, continuously updating his media platforms, booking events, writing and recording new material and teaching songwriting. He shares his desire to strive for something more in life and his love of music with students at Anstee Bridge.