London '15

Young People of the Year

Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding Positive Role Models

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Extracts from script performed at joint London and Essex Young People of the Year at ArtsTwo, Queen Mary University of London, on 21 November 2015 (with stage directions)

 

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE FOODBANK GIRLS!

Runners-up – won £100 including £50 for Bow Foodbank

Two Queen Mary students have recruited other students to man a foodbank and collect thousands of food items for the poor.

Hazel Woodhead and Shobana Sivalingam have helped the Bow Foodbank feed hundreds of people in need living near this very campus.

Queen Mary is in Tower Hamlets, which has the highest proportion of children living in poverty in the UK and is the third most deprived local authority area in England.

(change tone) “Hazel

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GIVE IT UP FOR MUHAMMAD GANGAT!

Runner-up – won £100 including £50 for The Green Code

A young man is making schools in east London more environmentally friendly.

Muhammad Gangat has also promoted healthy eating and personal hygiene, and raised money for good causes.

Muhammad was nominated by the Deputy Head of the Sixth Form at Ilford County High School.

Julie Brand said: “From all 1400 students at our boys’ school, I am confident Muhammad would be the one name to be put forward by students and teachers as the most helpful,

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GIVE IT UP FOR JACK ABREY!

Runner-up – won £100 including £50 for 5th Enfield Scouts

An Enfield teenager
• challenges exclusion at school
• is against conversion therapy for sexual minorities
• is for talking buses for the blind
• and is a champion of mobilising the scouts as a force for good. He is particularly keen on supporting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people.

Jack Abrey left Chace Community School this summer after being involved with the school council and being elected Head Student.

He

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