Snaresbrook pupils reach semi-final of national competition

PUBLISHED: 17:00 09 May 2018

From left to right are: Yasmin Herron-Isa, Zaynah Islam, Angharad Stables, Ava Canteenwala and Kaia Michel. Photo: Forest School

From left to right are: Yasmin Herron-Isa, Zaynah Islam, Angharad Stables, Ava Canteenwala and Kaia Michel. Photo: Forest School


A group of pupils from Snaresbrook school who walked to every stop on a Monopoly board to raise money for charity have reached the sem-final of a national competition and are in with a chance of winning a trip to India.

Zaynah Islam, Yasmin Herron-Isa, Angharad Stables, Kaia Michel and Ava Canteenwala are all part of Team Action from Forest School in Oakhurst Gardens and were among the 24 teams from hundreds of entries chosen to take part in the Wings of Hope Achievement Awards (WOHAA).

The girls had to present their fundraising achievements to a panel of judges at Portcullis House in Westminster.

This year the judges were Professor Lod Bhikhu Parekh who was appointed a life peer in 2000 having taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Hull and the University of Glasgow.

e was also the Vice Chancellor of the Maharaha Sayajirao University of Baroda in India and he held the Centennial Professorship in the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics.

The second judge was Anna Berry, Head of buying gifts/cook and dine at John Lewis Partnership who has been with the company for 30 years this September and has performed several roles in that time from graduate recruitment to commercial management but her key area of focus has been buying everything from menswear to jewellery to beauty products before taking up her current role in 2015.

The next stage of the competition is a gala dinner where winners across five categories will be announced and the overall winning team will be given the chance to participate in WOHAA’s work in India. All the winning teams will be given the opportunity of work experience with the charity’s corporate partners – companies such as Boots, Accenture, BBC News, Edelman, Saatchi and Saatchi and British Airways have all worked with WOHAA over the years.

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