We’re so proud of our young supporters - teenagers like the young people we work with, who give up their time to help make sure that every young person has the chance to access and succeed in education.
At Sacred Heart High School in Hammersmith, Class 10H competed in their school’s ‘First Give’ programme to raise money and awareness for RSN. First Give encourages 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 by presenting their charity and their social action work in a school competition - the First Give School Final. This involves presenting to peers and judges.
Each year 10 class chose a charity, and spent the spring term initiating social action and fundraising projects for their cause. We were so happy to be chosen by 10H, who managed to raise an incredible £1,151 through a book sale, bake sale, concert, snack sale, dodgeball tournament and a whole school mufti day - a brilliant team effort! They also raised awareness about the importance of education for young refugees with a poster and leaflet campaign in their community. Their efforts won them the whole school prize - an additional £1000 for RSN! We couldn’t be prouder of the girls’ work, and really enjoyed hearing the presentation by Aoife, Alexandra and Dianne, the class representatives for the School Final - particularly their emphasis on our core message that everyone has a right to an education, and that increasing access to education has benefits for the whole of society.
Congratulations to the girls on their fabulous fundraising efforts - we’re very inspired by your commitment to young refugees, and we're sure we’ll see many of you as educational mentors in the years to come!