We’ve recently come across a great youth initiative called ‘The Dragons Den Project’, which encourages secondary school pupils to hone their creative and innovation skills. Students are required to form teams and develop campaigns on the theme of culture which bring communities together and raise awareness as well as funds for charities.
The winners of this year’s competition are a group of Year 10 students from The Holgate Academy, based in Nottinghamshire. Local authorities have provided this team, also known as ‘P.U.S.H’ (Promoting Unity & Social Harmony), with the resources to proceed with their campaign proposal which is the organisation of a Shakespearean themed fun-run to raise all-important funds for the mental health charity ‘Young Minds’.
The event will look to raise the profile of this charity to peers and parents with the hope of encouraging young people who are suffering from mental health challenges to reach out and ask for help. All proceeds and donations raised on the day will go towards the amazing services that this national charity offers to youths across the UK.
Although this event is not based in our local vicinity, when asked to get involved, we couldn’t help but be inspired by the talent and determination of these students and their efforts to support Young Minds. Therefore, of course, we were more than happy to offer-up our design skills to support this great charitable project.
We were asked to create a promotional poster and below is the finished product. As the event has a Shakespearean theme, the creative reflects this and features an iconic outline of Shakespeare himself combined with the pose of legendary sprinter Usain Bolt. The bold colours used also enables the poster to stand-out and will hopefully have an impressionable impact on the community and will act as a valuable tool for driving interest in the event.
If you’re in the Nottinghamshire area on Sunday 16th September 2018, why not join in the fun and either spectate or take part in the run itself? The event will be held at The Holgate Academy, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire between 10am – 2pm and costs just £5 to run on the day. Entry to the event is absolutely free, but donations are obviously encouraged.
There’s a 2K race for children and families and a 5K race for individual runners and all donations and proceeds will go towards the mental health charity Young Minds.
To learn more about Young Minds and the amazing work they do, please visit their website here.
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