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WOHAA 2012-2013 semi-finals on the 18th of April 2013 at the House of Lords

On the 18th of April 2013, 22 teams, from different schools participated in the semi-finals of WOHAA 2012-2013 at the House of Lords. The day commenced early in the morning with teams arriving to present their WOHAA journey to top CEOs and celebrity judges.


This year’s judges included: Alok Sharma (MP, Vice Chairman, Conservative Party) Jackie Cooper (Global Chair, Creative Strategy), Edelman Baroness Verma of Leicester (Minister at the Department of Energy and Climate Change) Suzanne Avery (Managing Director, Real Estate and Sustainability at RBS) Sir David Jason, Dr Sri Ram (Co-Founder of The Wings of Hope Children’s Charity) N Shankar (Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services, UK & EIRE), Rajni Sriram (Co-Founder of The Wings of Hope Children’s Charity), Justice Ebrahim (Supreme Court Judge NSZimbabwe), Mrs Ebrahim Lady Gill Hinchcliffe, Ruth Amos (The Youngest Entrepreneur) and Clarke Carlisle (Chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association).


Each team was given a 5 minute slot in which they had the chance to present their creative WOHAA achievements and even failures to the judges.


Suzanne Avery, Managing Director, Real Estate and Sustainability at RBS:

“Thank you for inviting me to be a judge at Semi Finals for The Wings of Hope WOHAA. I was so inspired by the young peoples’ creativity, hearts and resourcefulness. Also by the blessing circle, ie young people growing in our schools and in so doing helping young people in Malawi and India to have a better education and future. This is very close to my heart and to RBS.”



Jackie Cooper, Global Chair, Creative Strategy, Edelman:

“Congratulations on another terrific event. I thought the standard of entries were quite amazing and as ever, the whole experience was superb.”



Lady Gill Hinchcliffe:

“As always, very well organised and a great success for the students. I hope the rest of the day went well.
Just a reminder that there is a very easy way for ALL the students to raise money with no input from themselves other than letting their friends and relatives know about the website EASYFUNDRAISING.
Always thinking of ways your wonderful charity can raise money”



Alok Sharma (MP, Vice Chairman, Conservative Party):

“I was very pleased to be asked to be a panellist and sit alongside Sir David to judge the presentations. The Wings of Hope Achievement Awards are a fantastic initiative that not only encourages charitable giving to an extremely worthwhile cause, but also provides young people with an excellent opportunity to develop important transferable skills.”


Teams that got through to the semi-finals: 



Team Inspiration - Claremont High School
Shoop’s - Bentley Wood High School
The Legacy - Francis Holland School
Remedy - Abbey School
Unity - Hasmonean Girls' School
Inspire - Nonsuch High School
Team Awareness - Newstead School
Encore - Heathfield School
Spark - Tormead School
Shooting Stars - Nower Hill High School
Majors - Tiffin Boys & Tiffin Girls
Aspire - Valentines High School
Ignite - Tendring College
Quench - Clapton Girls' School
ACE - Langley Park School for Girls
Lord of the Wings - Collingwood School
Go! - Merchant Taylors' School
Congeniliaty - Latymer Upper School
Jump for Joy - Featherstone High School
Devoted Voices - Islamia Girls' School
Rise to Help - Alperton Community School
Spirit - Surbiton High School
Little Muffins - St Mary's School


The First Round of Teams Getting Briefed by Dr Sri Ram:

Sir David Jason, Baroness Verma of Leicester & Suzanne Avery Looking Very Pleased with Team Awareness:



The Judges:






Team Ace: 




























































Team Ignite Mid Presentation:  





























Team Ace & Their WOHAA Banner:





Clarke Carlisle: 


























The Little Muffins:






Ruth Amos:





Lord of the Wings:







Jump for Joy:







Team Go! :




Team Remedy:





Team Shoops: