Congratulations to Sophie Price and Maddie Chin, Chloe Ling, and Stella Ouakil – award winners for their Social Impact Projects. Launched in 2018 with the generous support of the Khemka family, the competition invites students to make an individual or group submission to design a social impact project. 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.
Sophie and Maddie, Lower Sixth, were overall winners having created and launched the Pulsar Science Magazine for primary school children; the magazine is full of informative and entertaining articles to encourage a lifelong interest in science and learning beyond the classroom. Our Bridge students received copies of the first issue of the magazine and Sophie and Maddie hope to widen the circulation to local primary schools around London. Since the pandemic, the magazine has been made available on-line with its own website. Sophie and Maddie (pictured above) explained the impact on the school community saying, ‘We believe this will unite both the Godolphin community and the local community with a love of STEM. We also hope that through combining multiple years in the school this is a project that will outlive us. In addition, we hope to encourage uptake of STEM subjects at Godolphin and Latymer.’ The online version of the magazine is available here.
Chloe, Upper Sixth, was also recognised with an award for her project on sustainable eating which she describes as aiming ‘to empower all Godolphin and Latymer students with the skills, information, and habits needed to help the new generation take individual responsibility for the environmental impact of their food choices.’
Stella, Year 9, also received an award for her plastic waste project which she hopes will ‘reduce plastic waste by recycling used plastic water bottles for a good cause and instead introduce reusable ones to more people.’
Well done to this year’s award winners and we look forward to seeing how the projects progress.