The 2014-15 programme will be the 10th year the Wings of Hope Achievement Award has been run in UK schools. Here are 10 reasons why we’re so excited to get this amazing landmark year running:
- over 25,000 students have participated in the award, raising huge sums of money and awareness for education projects in India and Malawi
- These students have come from over 400 UK schools
- Approximately 250 teams have gone to the House of Lords to take part in our semi-finals, and presented to a panel of impressive professionals, such as actor Sir David Jason, BBC reporter Robert Peston, and Dragons Den’s Deborah Meaden
- 9 winning teams have gone on a once in a lifetime expenses paid trip to India, to visit and teach in one of the Wings of Hope supported schools.
- We have received thousands of unique snapshot projects from all corners of the UK, documenting the amazing efforts and creative pursuits our teams do every year for a great cause.
- All our finalists are now automatically nominated for the prestigious Diana Award, presented to young people around the country who have made important differences to their communities and in the lives of others.
- Over 300 students have won valuable work experience placements with some of our impressive corporate partners, such as the BBC, Clifford Chance Law, and British Airways.
- Over 1500 students have taken part in our annual speed mentoring event, where our participants get are able to get unique careers advice from successful professionals from a range of industries.
- We’ve taken students on 15 trips to prestigious UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.
- And most importantly, thanks to WOHAA particpants amazing fundraising Wings of Hope has gone from sponsoring one school in Chennai, India with 5 year groups and a few hundred students, to sponsoring three different projects in two continents, which have educated thousands of students making differences to innumerable lives worldwide.
We hope these awesome benchmarks have got you as excited as we are – even after all this time, it’s STILL FREE to register your team.
To take part in our biggest and best year yet, sign up as a team or an individual here. Remember, you have to be a UK school student in year 9-13 to participate.
And finally, tweet us your ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOHAA’ selfies @OfficialWOHAA with the hashtag #WOHAA10 You may make it into our annviersary video!
Happy Snapping, registering, creating and devising!