The Finals of our Next Generation Awards 2019 will take place in just a couple of weeks at the wonderful Highbury Hall and are being very kindly sponsored by Aston University.

On the evening our four finalist teams from Oscott Manor School, Bordesley Green Girls’ School & Sixth Form, Hamstead Hall Academy and King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls will make their Gold Award winning presentations to our judges, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Mohammed Azim & Lady Mayoress Miss Bushra Bi and our invited audience. The team judged to be the overall winner will be awarded the ‘Newman Prize’ of £1500 to make their community action ideas a reality and will be provided mentoring support by students from Aston University. This year all finalists will also be offered mentoring support and smaller budgets to work with, courtesy of Aston University, to enable more projects to be put into action.

We will also welcome back our Elderly Explore team from Turves Green Girls’ School, winners of last year’s awards and runners up St Paul’s Dream Team to let us know how they got on with their projects since we saw them this time last year.

If you would like to attend the finals on 10 October, or get involved in next year’s Next Generation Awards project by offering a few hours of your time to help assess the projects created by young participants, or if you have contacts within Birmingham’s Secondary Schools that might be able to help us get more schools involved, then please contact our Project Manager Jo Dunlop