STARS Europe and Youth Travel Ambassador (YTA) secondary school students competed for the chance to win £300 from TfL in a cross-borough pitch event on Wednesday 19 March. YTAs from three Hackney schools and one Tower Hamlets school presented in front of a panel of experts with the hope of winning funding for their projects.

The Bridge Academy, Hackney New School, Tawhid Boys School and Bethnal Green Academy were put in the spotlight as they pitched their ideas for projects to encourage cycling, promote active lifestyles and improve students’ safety to experts from Hackney and Tower Hamlets Councils and TfL. After hearing the project ideas from each school the panel deliberated over which projects deserved funding.

Our students were very impressive and put together a great pitch, winning £300 funding for their event which they will be holding in June. A big Mashallah to our STARS boys, made up 9 students from year 7, 8 & 9.