First Give: Queen’s Park Community School

On 23rd April, the wonderful Year 12 students of Queens Park Community School in Brent, took part in the First Give Project.  Five teams of six form students presented to their classmates and a panel of judges, hoping to win £1,000 to support their chosen charity.

First Give is a project designed to engage secondary school children with the work of local charity organisations, encouraging them to consider initiatives to raise awareness and funds that will support their local community.  Students also need to do a presentation on their chosen charity to their classmates, teachers and a panel of judges (made up from local representatives), in order to compete to win £1,000 for their charity.

Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster Mind were picked by Group 4, who gave an excellent and informative presentation on the impact of negative mental health, of the prevalence of mental health issues in the UK, and what they would do to raise awareness of BWW Mind’s work.

Other charities represented on the day were Kiva, Kensal Rise Under 5’s and the Flying Seagul Project.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Kristiyan, Ana and Ina for picking us and for doing so well to convey the work that we do here. The students showed they were both confident and compassionate and we were hugely impressed by their organisational skills and community action plans.

Thanks also to First Give for helping to pioneer this amazing schools participation project.

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