There is still time to book for our 2016 NGA Finals on Thursday 6 October, 6.15-8.15pm, at the offices of RBS in Brindley Place. Join us and hear how our five finalists want to make a difference to their school, their community, their city. Teams from Lordswood Girls’ School, Nishkam High School, King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls, Hamstead Hall Academy and Bartley Green School will compete and the winner and runner-up will each receive £1500 plus mentor support to make their projects happen.

Meet the finalists:

Nishkam High School
Harkeerun, Gurjot, Gurdit and Manveer are the year 9 team who want to build a ‘Community Garden’ near to their school with the help of the local community, young and old.

Hamstead Hall Academy
The year 7 team of Tia, Bobbi, Evija and Jaiya want to raise awareness of all forms of bullying and offer advice and support to fellow pupils with their ‘Stop Bullying’ project.

King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls
‘Homeless Care Packages’ is the project of year 9 pupils, Neena, Anam, Isadora and Umaima. The girls have already got their project off the ground within their school.

Bartley Green School
Year 7 pupil Joshua entered the programme on his own. He wants to raise awareness of the hidden amount of sugar in popular food and drinks with his “Dangers of Sugar’ project.

Lordswood Girls’ School
Eleanor, Lotti, Holly and Scarlet are year 9 pupils whose ‘Your Mind Your Health’ project tackles mental health issues amongst school children.