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First Give Final

Year 9, in their Learning for Life lessons, have been working on the First Give project.  

The programme encourages an entire year group of students to identify social issues in their area and engage with local charities that address them. The students then have the opportunity to compete for £1,000 of grant money. Teams do this by advocating for their charity in a school competition - the First Give School Final. This involves presenting to peers and judges.  Our students learned many skills during this programme such as: 

  • Igniting a spark of social conscience
  • Developing key professional skills such as: teamwork; research; public speaking and leadership.
  • Building a culture of giving for future generations; growing the commitment of charities to engage with young people for the good of the sector as a whole.

Our final took place on Monday 28th March with the winning team awarding £1000 to stem 4, an amazing local charity that supports mental health awareness. Well done to all year 9, especially to the finalists.