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.