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Mayfield School students from Goodmayes win £1,500 to help sick children in hospitals

PUBLISHED: 10:22 22 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:22 22 December 2017

Mayfield School were the first on stage to present their pitch to industry moguls. Photo: Mayfield School

Mayfield School were the first on stage to present their pitch to industry moguls. Photo: Mayfield School

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Students from a school in Goodmayes won £1,500 from the Mayor’s Fund for London for their social action plan to help sick children in hospitals.

Students were delighted to win £1,500 for their project, Heroic Helpers. Photo: Mayfield SchoolStudents were delighted to win £1,500 for their project, Heroic Helpers. Photo: Mayfield School

The Year 9 students from Mayfield School on Pedley Road, created ‘Heroic Helpers’, a social action plan to help sick children in hospitals who were missing out on opportunities.

The Heroic Helpers created their social action plan after a leadership day at school, they then had to compete with schools across London to be in the final.

A spokeswoman from Mayfield School said: “Only a few select schools across London were chosen to be in the final.

“Hours of hard work whittled down to a two-minute video and their teacher, Mr Nichols sent it off in hopes to be awarded £1,500 to help children in hospitals.”

City Pitch is a programme designed to empower young Londoners to step up as leaders and make a difference in their community.

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