Social Impact ProjectReal Potential to Improve Lives

In 2018 we launched the Social Impact Project which invites students to make an individual or group submission to design a social impact project and provide a detailed proposal outlining the objectives, how it would be implemented, and the likely costs. The projects need to show evidence of having real potential to improve the lives of others and to achieve maximum impact, and to have the potential to be sustained beyond the students’ time at the school.

Ideas that were entered for the 2019 award ranged from running weekly after-school clubs, expanding the ‘Ocean Matters’ club into other schools, supporting an end to period poverty, developing an academic mentoring programme, starting up a Youth Choir in North Kensington, creating a Food Bank App and designing the ‘Creating with Dementia’ programme.

The culmination of the projects is the Social Impact Prize, where students present their ideas to our judging panel which in 2019 included Dr Ramsey, Governor Oliver Waring and members of the Khemka family, who initiated and very generously sponsored the project.

With so many fantastic entries, the judges decided to create a separate Senior and Junior prize and encouraged those who were unsuccessful this time, to continue to develop their ideas and reapply next year. Congratulations to Upper Sixth student Daisy who was awarded the Senior prize for ‘Creating with Dementia’ and to Tara, Josie, Lavinia and Ella who won the Junior prize for ‘Ocean Matters’.

We look forward hearing how the projects progress and to the next Social Impact Project programme.