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Ex-forces staff to mentor school pupils

Work has begun to train 100 former members of the armed forces to become mentors in schools in England.

The government is investing £1.5m in the scheme, which builds on programmes already being run by the education charity SkillForce.

The instructors go into schools to inspire pupils and challenge problems with behaviour.

Staff at Goole High School in East Yorkshire have already had success in improving both attitudes and results.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 29 Sep 2011