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