Stories

  • 29 July 2021

    Parent’s perspective: Olivia’s story

    "As a parent I cannot explain how grateful and thankful I am to Red Balloon for helping Olivia to find a path back to education again."

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  • 27 July 2021

    The need for Red Balloon: Rachel’s story

    "My hope is that I can enable children like me to access the same kind of provision that I was blessed with."

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  • Young man sat on a rock on the shore, looking out to sea on a cloudy day
    15 July 2021

    Alumni: Jack’s story

    "It’s no exaggeration to say that if it wasn’t for Red Balloon, everything I’ve done over the past ten years would have been literally impossible."

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  • Photo of a man looking out to see - representing a Red Balloon alumni
    4 June 2021

    Alumni: Josh’s story

    "Like many people, my path hasn’t been a straight line from A to B. Variety has been the main thing; trying lots of different hats on and seeing how they fit me."

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  • 5 March 2021

    Alumni: Juliet’s story

    "I don't really know how it would have turned out without Red Balloon. I'm hugely grateful for them being the lifeline I needed at exactly that point in my life."

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  • 5 March 2021

    Alumni: Daniel’s story

    "Red Balloon absolutely prepared me for the future. It taught me a lot about managing social interactions as well as treating others as equal."

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  • 14 July 2020

    Lilly’s story

    "RBAir let me do all my lessons online and at my own pace, and they always listened."

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  • Teenager reading
    10 July 2020

    Jamie’s story

    "Red Balloon is a real constant for me."

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  • Red Balloon student, Ethan
    7 July 2020

    Ethan’s story

    "If I could pinpoint one thing that’s made the big difference for me, it’s having a safe place to learn."

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