15 year old Ryan from Brighton loves animals, music, fantasy and virtual reality and is a talented artist. Ryan attends Sussex Managed Learning Centre - a small, caring community of mixed ages and an informal learning environment which they really enjoy. We have awarded them the funds to pay for their GCSE year and exams at SMLC.

Ryan says: “I’m really thankful for having this award as it has allowed me to be at a school I feel comfortable in.

Ryan’s mum says: “A huge weight has been lifted since receiving the award. I know Ryan’s self esteem, confidence and creativity will grow because of this opportunity.