Brynteg welcomed ex- Welsh rugby international Ian Gough to the school on the 24th November to work with 12 year 11 boys as part of the ’Reach for the Sky’ programme, which has been launched across a number of schools in South Wales. This is a mentoring scheme being run in conjunction with Education Staffing Solutions with the aim of improving the attainment of boys. The 12 boys are also involved in the school ‘Infinity’ programme, which this scheme compliments. Within the school scheme, pupils are assigned an individual mentor, who supports them through Year 11. Ian spent the morning with the boys, discussing their aspirations, their goals and the ways to achieve these. The boys were able to ask Ian a range of questions as well as working with him on activities designed to develop the responsibility they take for their own learning. He will meet with them again in January, where they will review their targets and achievements to date. They will also be taught a range of revision strategies that will help to prepare them for their forthcoming examinations. In April, the boys will visit the Millennium Stadium with Ian as part of the final session.