Legacy Careers Final Event

The London Legacy Development Corporation wishes to promote the exciting careers that will exist in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and therefore funded a unique programme that delivered career workshops to young people in Year 8 in schools in the four boroughs that surrounded the Park. The aim of this programme was to inspire extraordinary careers, drawing on the inspiration from the career opportunities that will be created in the next few years.

The project enables young people to better understand their career options at the time they are making their academic and career choices. We aim to equip young people with the information, confidence and motivation they need to plan and manage their own careers.

The project is being delivered by a consortium led by Future Foundations, supported by Brightside an education charity that helps young people access education and career pathways; icould, who have created engaging online materials about careers and iCeGS who are evaluating the project.

The evening event brought to a close what has been an incredible year with four schools presenting their business for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. These schools that participated are from the four boroughs that surround the Park.

The winning team from four different schools and young people who have made a significant difference in the project were invited along with their team leaders and teachers. The winning team from each school presented their business they had developed for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The teams competed against each other to become the Legacy Careers Champions 2015 in front of a panel of judges. Awards were given to the Managing Director of the year, The Best Team Player and the Mentor of the year to name a few.

Each team had a unique idea and presented their business plan clearly and confidently. Connaught School’s represented team was Team Confidence that came up with a camp for young people called Camp Confidence. It would focus on developing skills in the young people. Each person played a valuable role in the presentations. The judges were Pete Cuff from Future Foundations, Louise Jones from Brightside and Paul Brickell from the London Legacy Development Corporation. They had a tough ask to select the Legacy Careers Champion after the high standard of presentations.

St Angela’s Ursuline School with their business idea Frame It! Became the overall winners. Their business idea was to setup popup photographic shops around the Park where people can have their picture taken and place it in a frame. The reason they were chosen as the winners was because they delivered their presentation with enthusiastically, clearly and showed how it could be sustainable. This is the third year St Angela’s have won the competition.

The other winners of the evening were Aamna Mahmood for Mentor of the year from Connaught School for Girls; Karfalla Dabo for Most Inspirational Team Leader from Rushcroft Foundation School; Gisella Barco won the Passion for Life and Learning Award from St Angela’s Ursuline School; Patrice Edozie won the Managing Director of the year Award from Connaught School for Girls; Lataya Aboagye won the Competitive Award from Rushcroft Foundation School; Avgin Guney won the Best Team Player Award from Skinners’ Academy; Mya Skeeta won the Ambassador of the Park from Connaught School for Girls; and Anna Perry won the Commitment Award from St Angela’s Ursuline School

A massive well done to everyone involved and thank you to all the teachers, business volunteers and the FF team Owen and Neusha for all their enthusiasm, time and support of inspiring extraordinary careers.