The next stage in our City Leaders project (read more here) is the Community Stage – in which the Spark girls will deliver an ambitious plan to help a section of their wider community, going beyond Baytree to put what they’ve learned so far into action. They intend, over the summer term, to work with the Brixton Soup Kitchen and the Brixton Pound Café to run a photography project with homeless people. The aims are to show young people in Brixton their town ‘through different eyes’, and to showcase the creativity of the homeless.
The project is off the ground following a successful pitch at Barclays in Canary Wharf on 21st March. The panel – which included Sheriff of the City of London and senior advisor at Barclays, Peter Estlin, and London Youth CEO Rosemary Watt-Wyness – were very impressed with the Baytree representatives, feeding back that the girls’ passion was contagious. This means the team now have £600 to spend on putting their plan into action.
Well done to the girls for a successful pitch, and thanks to London Youth for the chance to participate. Stay tuned for updates!