Students take over the RSA

An annual event that gives a voice to student ideas

The aim of Takeover Day is to give young people the chance to get involved in organisations and have their opinions heard, so we asked all students to think about the following questions throughout the day: ‘what have you seen/learnt the RSA do well?’, ‘what should the RSA do differently?’, and ‘what ideas has this morning given you about things you could do in your school?’

Students from across our academies in the West Midlands descend onto the RSA in London to ‘take over’. Part of the programme for the day gives each school the opportunity to pitch a school or community project in front of a formidable Dragons’ Den panel of RSA staff, with  cash prizes at stake. This money is used to kick-start the project, turning the students’ ideas into action.

Here’s what happened when RSA Academies ‘took over’ the RSA on Takeover Day

Schools involved:

Abbeywood First School

Arrow Vale RSA Academy

Church Hill Middle School

Holyhead School

Ipsley CE RSA Academy

RSA Academy

Whitley Academy

Project details:

Date Started 21 November 2014
Date Finished
Project Funder