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.