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WOHAA Semi-Finals 2016 – Thursday 28th April

Once again, the Semi-Finals of The Wings of Hope Achievement Awards was held at the House of Lords on Thursday 28 April 2016.

The teams who made it to the Semi Finals were (in the order they presented)

Team Ganges – Drayton Manor

The Bumblebees – Harrodian Girls

Team Spirit – Hasmonean Girls

Cereal Killers – Dulwich College

Team Tenacity – Hasmonean Girls

The Pillars of Strength – Islamia Girls School

The Smurfs – Forest School

Team Together – Hasmonean Girls

Team Edunation – QE Boys/ Habs Boys

Team Ignis – Newstead Wood

Team Talem – Dartford Grammar

Team Believers – Hasmonean Girls

Team 1 in 5 – Dulwich College

Wonder Wings – Stockport Academy

Team Concordia – West Kirby Grammar School

The Young Mentors – The Children’s Coach

Team Aspire – Queen Anne’s School, Caversham

Team Glo – West Kirby Grammar School

Team Rise – Mixed Schools

Mission: Possible – Prendergast Vale School

The Weekdys – Forest School

Team Insight – Queen Anne’s School, Caversham


Our guest judges included:

Lord McNally

Christopher Sandamas

Sir David Jason

Nupur Mallick

Lorraine O’Brien

Tony Fish

Mrs. Jackie Cooper

Lady Elizabeth Roberts

Richard Wooley

Tunji Akintokun

Rt Hon Dominic Grieves



Comments from the judges

It was a pleasure helping to judge the Wings of Hope Finals last week.  Not only are those involved an inspiring group of young people, but the wider cause is also one to which I am very happy to lend any support I can. All in all it was an uplifting afternoon.

Lady Elizabeth Roberts, Dean of Studies at the Weidenfeld Centre, Trinity College, Oxford


For my part, I was, as always, very impressed by the commitment, ingenuity and enthusiasm of the young people involved. WOHAA is indeed a two way street, with real benefits for those who receive the help and those who help to provide it.

Lord McNally, Chair of Youth Justice Board


It was a pleasure and very inspiring and exceptional talent on display. Thank you for having me as part of this wonderful charity and a real honour.

Tunji Akintokun, Director at Cisco


Thanks once again for letting me be part of your brilliant initiative. The entries and the teams continue to inspire!

Jackie Cooper-  Global Creative Chair of Edelman PR