FOUR students from Alec Reed Academy in Bengarth Road, Northolt, have been selected for a life-changing scheme with a world-class athlete as their mentor.

They will take part in the AQA Unlocking Potential programme, run by exam board and education charity AQA and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

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They will be mentored by former badminton player Elizabeth Cann.  Alec Reed Academy is one of 20 on this year’s programme, selected from more than 75 applicants.

Elizabeth will try to help unlock hidden attitudes and skills.

Trudy Puddle, of Alec Reed Academy, said the scheme would enable the students to believe in themselves, so they could achieve any goals they set.