First Give

19/06/2015

On the evening of Thursday 11th June, The Academy presented the final of ‘First Give’. which is a charity event where all year 9 students worked in teams trying to win the class competitions but only one team could win in each class and could go through and compete in the Academy final. The three winning teams won a total of £1,500 for their charities (£1,000, £250 and £250). The students voted and then the teachers had the overall say of who to send through to the Academy Final.

The charity and the students who advocated for it were
Croydon Dyslexia Association – Brooke Roberts, Rameen Sadiq, Nikko Pubastan, Ryan Parsons, Antonio Griffiths, and Raj Yogendran
Rylease Charity – Chizum Atiyota, Mary-Beth Yeboa, Lina Sultan, Lauren Sains-Stirling, Zainab Bashir, Kush Patel, and Herliane Pedro.
Good Food Matters – Djenaba Kourouma, Abigail Brown, Dorothy Baamopeh, Rima Patel, and Sahur Dheen.
Age UK Croydon – Benita Anumudu, Swamia Subranianiam, Kirthika Subranianiam, Basit Ubait, and Michael Rac.
Croydon Foodbank – Ryan Mercer, Latif Oncelsoy, Mehmood Ali, and Sharujan Arulvannan.

The judges were
Ms Nassor – Assistant Principal
Mr Hepworth – Assistant Principal
Bhavik Jiwan – Student and previous winner
Hamza Khan – Student and previous winner
Laura Dudley – First Give Communication Officer

First Give encourages students to actively participate in helping their communities. Students had to research social problems in our community and create an engaging, professional, and creative five minute presentation. The students were marked by the judging panel on their knowledge, creativity and delivery. The three winning teams won a total of £1,500 for their charities (£1,000, £250 and £250).

All teams tried their best to win it for their charity and because they were all amazing, they received a badge. Before the winners were announced, Miss Page was thanked by ‘First Give’ for her work towards the scheme. Then the two previous winners talked about the performances and said that they were all good and the standard is increasing every year. However the only criticism was that most people looked at their notes too much and did not make eye contact but overall the performance was of a high-standard. The first runners up was Chizum Atiyota, Mary-Beth Yeboa, Lina Sultan, Lauren Sains-Stirling, Zainab Bashir, Kush Patel, and Herliane Pedro winning £250 for Rylease charity. The second runners up was Djenaba Kourouma, Abigail Brown, Dorothy Baamopeh, Rima Patel, and Sahur Dheen team supporting Good Food Matters winning them £250. It was very close however there could only be one winner and that was Benita Anumudu, Swamia Subranianiam, Kirthika Subranianiam, Basit Ubait, and Michael Rac team winning £1000 for Age UK Croydon.

 

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