Our Year 12s win a national competition

Tuesday 05 June 2018

4 of our Year 12 students won a national campaigning competition and will go to Washington DC at the end of this month.

The competition aimed to encourage 6th Form students to design a campaign about the issues that affect their local community. Our students identified ‘affordable housing’ as one of the biggest issues that concerns young people within their community and came up with a campaign called “Fight for Revite”.

The team made of Murat, Saidur, Irfan and Monel, started to work together in December 2017. Their campaign targets the £2 billion regeneration project, Elephant Park, across the road from our academy. Fight for Revite aims to ensure that the local community’s voice is heard and acted upon during the next stages of the redevelopment process, and they demand a policy change for securing affordable housing for young people. After many stages of the competition, they were selected as one of the 4 schools in the UK to win the competition and go to Washington DC.

Irfan said: “I feel privileged that our campaign was chosen and that the judges wholeheartedly agreed with our campaign aims. It makes me positive about the prospect of community-driven change.”

Amy Leonard, Chief Executive of the Transformation Trust, which is the main organiser of the competition praised our Year 12s' commitment and professionalism: “We were hugely impressed with the calibre of campaigns that students presented throughout the day, but Ark Globe Academy and their Fight for Revite campaign really stood out and the passion of the students shone through.”

Our students will be visiting important government buildings as well as cultural sights and networking in Washington DC between 23 and 30 June. Many congratulations to our Year 12s!