Aspiration for All

A message from SSF Patron, Hugh Dennis

Hugh Dennis hosts SSF Fundraising Event, The Trial of Richard III.

"I support SSF because I have been amazed by the impact their work has on young people. Children become more confident, make new friends and do better in class - crucial skills which help them both now and in later life. The children get so much from performing Shakespeare; they come out of their shells, and seem to develop a sense of confidence which flows in to other areas of their lives. It is remarkable to see the words and stories resonate in the modern world. So now I am a complete convert....

I’ve just given to SSF’s ambitious campaign to raise £15,000 in one week and I’d like to ask you to do the same. Together, we can make sure every child has the skills they need to succeed.

Please give generously and give now to SSF’s Big Give campaign. This week, every donation is doubled, meaning we can give more young people across the UK a chance to believe in themselves."

Click here to give what you can.

 

 

96%
of teachers said that their students were resilient as a result of the Festival

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

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95%
of teachers reported that their students were better able to empathise with each other

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
99%
of teachers said that their students increased in confidence

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

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97%
of teachers agreed that their students were better at working together as a team

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

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94%
of students are more likely to seek out new opportunities

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

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250,000
young people have taken part in the Festival

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