Pupils take over the RSA

An annual event that gives a voice to pupils’ ideas

The aim of Takeover Day is to give young people the chance to get involved in organisations and have their opinions and ideas heard. Inspired by the Takeover Challenge initiated by the Children’s Commissioner for England, we invite all the RSA schools to a shared experience focussed on getting to know the work of the RSA, the roles of people working there and being inspired to be local changemakers

Pupils from across our academies in the West Midlands arrive at the RSA House 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 friendly Dragons’ Den panel of RSA staff and RSA Fellows, with prize money 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

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