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Playing video games to raise money

  • 70 students
  • 16 to 18 year olds
  • 2 weeks

Students studying game design at Canterbury College (part of the EKC group) ran a 3 day video games festival to raise money for a Demelza Children’s Hospice. After visiting the Demelza charity shop and finding out more about the work of the hospice, students were inspired to use their interests to raise money.

Cooking meals for people experiencing homelessness

  • Groups of 12 young people
  • 11 and 12 year olds
  • 12 hours spread across 3 days

Students from the cooking club at The Fulham Boys School teamed up with a local church to cook food for homeless and vulnerable people attending a Saturday drop in meal service. Students planned the dishes they would make and sourced the ingredients from local market vendors and a butcher.

Running a mental health conference

  • 30 students
  • 13 to 17 year olds
  • 6 months

A team of students from Hendon School planned, gained funding for and led a conference at Middlesex University that explored mental health with presentations from mental health experts. The team divided themselves into teams covering communications, logistics, workshops and budget and also conducted an evaluation of the event.

Changing how our school deals with litter

  • 15 students
  • 11 to 16 year olds
  • 6 months

A group of students at Woodbrook Vale School successfully applied for a grant to purchase new recycling bins to go across their school grounds. All rubbish from the school was previously sorted offsite, however students felt that taking ownership for recycling would help to tackle the litter problem in their school.