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Empowering change: Exciting updates to the First Give Programme for the 2023/2024 academic year!

First Give is excited to announce a series of changes to our programme, aimed at maximising student engagement and impact. The pandemic was a time of real turbulence in schools, meaning First Give was conscious not to add more change by adapting the programme. Now, we have been able to carefully consider the feedback received from schools and teachers and are proud to announce a range of enhancements that will shape the First Give experience for the 2023/2024 academic year.

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Educator Insights

How First Give has inspired my ‘giving journey’

Our recent placement student wrote a blog about their experience with the First Give programme from an alumni student’s point of view! They shared their favorite memories of their class social action and what skills they developed through the various First Give workshops. The programme has ultimately contributed to their interest in the charity sector, and in creating a life-long ‘giving journey’. Learn more about their experience below!

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First Give News

“Their voice matters” – First Give at Ark Elvin Academy

This year, Ark Elvin Academy’s First Give Final left us feeling inspired by the presenting students who reflected the diverse population within Brent. The exemplary Final had external judges that were inspired by the students’ social action projects and presentations. It was clear that the First Give programme supported the students in developing new skills such as presenting with confidence, and speaking out on matters that are important to them. We look forward to continuing our long-lasting partnership with Ark Elvin Academy and can’t wait to see what the students come up with next year. Read the full blog to hear from students, teachers, judges, and facilitators involved in First Give at Ark Elvin Academy!

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Educator Insights

Lights, camera, social ACTION at The Stockwood Park Academy

My name is Matilda, and I am writing this after taking part in First Give myself in 2021. I am currently doing my work experience with First Give and got the opportunity to watch the School Final of The Stockwood Park Academy. Read about my experience at a First Give Final below!

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Student Success Story