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Nightingale Academy - TfL Schools Challenge 2015

posted Aug 24, 2015, 2:35 AM by Nicholas Basson   [ updated Aug 24, 2015, 2:35 AM ]
Sixth Form students were given an amazing opportunity to take part in the TfL Schools Challenge 2015. An initial workshop was delivered by MyKindaCrowd on behalf of TfL during which the challenge was set. Students then worked in teams to develop new initiatives that would ‘Keep London Moving’ and either increase accessibility to the use of public transport both locally and pan London or increase revenue for TfL. Members of TfL staff attended the Academy to deliver a master class giving the students the opportunity to ask specific questions and explore their ideas at a higher level. Once they had prepared their presentations, students submitted these for judging online. Ten submissions were received from across a number of TfL partner schools and of these Nightingale Academy were one of the four selected as finalists.

On Wednesday 8th July, Team Nightingale which comprised of five of our sixth formers (from both level 2 and level 3 pathways – across years 12 and 13), attended the final which was held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. It was an amazing event well organised by TfL. The four finalists’ videos were played to an audience of nearly 100 people, including a panel of judges including senior directors from TfL staff and the Commissioner for Transport, Sir Peter Hendy. Students of Nightingale Academy were amazing and really blew the audience away with their ideas. They won the overall challenge and were awarded some amazing prizes. They were complimented on their presentation style, the way in which they presented themselves on the day and also on how they responded to the questions asked by the judges. The team demonstrated outstanding communication skills as well as other transferrable skills. Members of the audience have also contacted Nightingale Academy to personally congratulate the team and pay complement to how well they had come across and how well prepared they were. Their team work and support for each other was apparent and Nightingale Academy staff could not be prouder. Well done Team Nightingale!

To find out more about the Careers and Employability programme at Nightingale Academy, please contact Nicola Hunt (nhunt@nightingaleacademy.org)

Student names:
Molly Forkan (Year 13)
James Perry (Year 13)
Oraz Hojatova (Year 13)
James Kimsey (Year 12)
Arjun Singh (Year 12)