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Eight schools to compete in the first-ever Goldsmiths’ Company Community Engagement Awards

PICTURED: Students from Addey and Standhope School London

EIGHT SCHOOLS across London and Greater Manchester will compete in the first-ever Goldsmiths’ Company Community Engagement Awards.

Student-led projects in the finals range from reducing local knife fatailities to working with trafficked young men, with other pupils supporting local primary schools to provide Russian and Mandarin lessons, and improve drama, maths, science, and sports coaching.

The finalists have been selected because they have demonstrated that the activities are part of their school’s DNA, are led by students, and clearly benefit the local community.

Judith Cobham-Lowe OBE, who founded the community engagement awards during her term as Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company (2017-18), said: “Community activities are of vital importance to young people’s education, but often go unrecognised.

“We wanted to bridge that gap and celebrate the amazing work and initiatives that talented young people, up and down the country, are involved in daily through their schools to improve people’s lives.”

She added: “The Goldsmiths’ Company Community Engagement Awards recognise the unsung heroes in schools up and down the country – young people who have given their time, energy and ideas to outstanding initiatives that support people who need it most in our local communities. We have piloted the awards this year and plan to expand them in 2020.”

The finalists of the national finals of the first Goldsmiths’ Company Community Engagement Awards:
• Addey and Stanhope School London
• Alleyn's School London
• Bolton School
• London Academy of Excellence, Stratford
• Oldham Hulme Grammar School
• Manchester Grammar School
• UAE South Bank
• The King’s School, Macclesfield

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