At the end of last month, our school was proud to host the First Give Charity Final. It was a fantastic afternoon and our sixth form students delivered some excellent presentations.
First Give is a charity working in partnership with secondary schools to help young people to give their time, tenacity and talents to improve their local communities. The programme is delivered through a fully resourced scheme of work that is interactive and student-friendly.
Over a period of 8 PSHE sessions, each form group had to identify social issues in the local area and engage with local charities that addresses them. The students then had the opportunity to compete for £1000 of grant money for their chosen charity by advocating their charity within a school competition.
Each of the 14 sixth form tutor groups had to give a five-minute presentation to ACS judges, during a number of assemblies, for the opportunity to be chosen to represent the school in a grand final.
The four teams that qualified for the final were:
- SF4 Miss Edwards – Mount Pleasant Open Space
- SF6 Miss Abdul-Cader – Shooting Stars
- SF11 Mr Satar – B3
- SF13 Mr Cole – Islamic Relief.
First Give representatives and various members of the local community came to ER and judged the presentations which were all of a very high quality. The winning form was SF11, led by Mr Satar, who was representing the charity B3, which provides support to drug and alcohol users in Brent.
The sixth form leadership team were impressed with the efforts that the students had shown throughout the year with regards to reaching out to their respective charities and how well they had presented each of their cases in an attempt to win the prize.