Meet Joshua, from Bartley Green School, who beat teams from four other Birmingham schools to become the overall winner of our 2016 Next Generation Awards. Josh’s idea aims to tackle child obesity and focuses on warning people about the dangers of sugar and the alarming proportion of sugar in many foods. The runners up, and highly commended, were the Homeless Care Packages team from King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls.

Both Josh and the girls were awarded £1500 for their schools to get their projects off the ground and, supported by BPS Birmingham Future’s Mentoring Academy, they will be paired with a mentor to support them.