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:
Sir David Jason
Mrs. Jackie Cooper
Lady Elizabeth Roberts
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