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The Finale of 2018 academic year’s City Pitch programme


July 13th, 2018, secondary school pupils from six London schools impressed a panel of business and charity heads with their community-spirited ideas at City Hall in the finale of this academic year’s City Pitch programme.

‘Tea Party’ By Capital City Academy, Brent

These West London pupils plan to bridge the gap between the generations in their community by holding tea parties.

‘Run Forest Run’ by Central Foundation Boys’ School, Islington

The boys from Capital Foundation School propose setting up an inner-city sports tournament that will also help to tackle pollution and obesity.

‘Brighten Up’ by Chestnut Grove Academy, Wandsworth

The pupils from Chestnut Grove Academy plan to team up with local youth centres to create a mental health day.

‘Flower the Youth’ by Harris Academy Bermondsey, Southwark

Pupils want to create an enjoyable multi-use space for the youth in the form of a garden – a creative hub where all types of exciting enrichment activities will take place.

‘Forest People for Pride’ by Rushcroft Foundation School, Waltham

Rushcroft pupils want to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues, promote inclusivity and reduce bullying in their school through running a Pride Week involving teachers and pupils.

‘The Great Plastic Project’ by Westminster City School, Westminster

Children want to help solve the plastic crisis by running a campaign to reduce the use of plastic in their community.

Judging Panel:

  • Matthew Patten, Chief Executive, Mayor’s Fund for London
  • Olga Luzhkova, Be Open
  • Trudy Kilcullen, CEO of the Jack Petchey Foundation
  • Jamie McCloskey, founder of Love Corn
  • Bilal Khan, Manager of Speakers and Facilitators at WE