A big Descendants thank you to pupils from Ark Elvin Academy in Wembley who chose Descendants as their First Give Project nomination. The five talented Year Nine’s produced a video presentation advocating for Descendants, earning a runner-up spot in their School Final…and a £250 grant for Descendants in the process!
First Give are an organisation who work in partnership with secondary schools to help young people to give their time, tenacity and talents to improve their local communities. The Programme, delivered over 8 lessons, 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 in teams in a school competition for £1,000 of grant money. In addition to the grant for the school, the three winning teams win a total of £1,500 for their charities (£1,000, £250 and £250).
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Alisha, Krisha, Nastaha, Kaamilah and Hitaxi reached out to Margaret after researching Descendants online. The video they produced for their project was incredibly well received and, up against stiff competition their fellow students supporting other worthy causes, their runners-up spot was well-deserved!
Margaret and the Management Committee hope to put the money towards a trip for the Descendants kids & young people later in the year.
I hope you will join us all in extending our thanks and congratulations to Alisha, Krisha, Nastaha, Kaamilah and Hitaxi, with additional thanks to the staff at Ark Elvin Academy and the First Give Organisation.
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