On the 18th of April 2013, 22 teams, from different schools participated in the semi-finals of WOHAA 2012-2013 at the House of Lords. The day commenced early in the morning with teams arriving to present their WOHAA journey to top CEOs and celebrity judges.
This year’s judges included: Alok Sharma (MP, Vice Chairman, Conservative Party) Jackie Cooper (Global Chair, Creative Strategy), Edelman Baroness Verma of Leicester (Minister at the Department of Energy and Climate Change) Suzanne Avery (Managing Director, Real Estate and Sustainability at RBS) Sir David Jason, Dr Sri Ram (Co-Founder of The Wings of Hope Children’s Charity) N Shankar (Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services, UK & EIRE), Rajni Sriram (Co-Founder of The Wings of Hope Children’s Charity), Justice Ebrahim (Supreme Court Judge NSZimbabwe), Mrs Ebrahim Lady Gill Hinchcliffe, Ruth Amos (The Youngest Entrepreneur) and Clarke Carlisle (Chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association).
Suzanne Avery, Managing Director, Real Estate and Sustainability at RBS:
“Thank you for inviting me to be a judge at Semi Finals for The Wings of Hope WOHAA. I was so inspired by the young peoples’ creativity, hearts and resourcefulness. Also by the blessing circle, ie young people growing in our schools and in so doing helping young people in Malawi and India to have a better education and future. This is very close to my heart and to RBS.”
Jackie Cooper, Global Chair, Creative Strategy, Edelman:
“Congratulations on another terrific event. I thought the standard of entries were quite amazing and as ever, the whole experience was superb.”
Lady Gill Hinchcliffe:
“As always, very well organised and a great success for the students. I hope the rest of the day went well.
Just a reminder that there is a very easy way for ALL the students to raise money with no input from themselves other than letting their friends and relatives know about the website EASYFUNDRAISING.
Always thinking of ways your wonderful charity can raise money”
Alok Sharma (MP, Vice Chairman, Conservative Party):
“I was very pleased to be asked to be a panellist and sit alongside Sir David to judge the presentations. The Wings of Hope Achievement Awards are a fantastic initiative that not only encourages charitable giving to an extremely worthwhile cause, but also provides young people with an excellent opportunity to develop important transferable skills.”
Teams that got through to the semi-finals:
Team Inspiration - Claremont High School Shoop’s - Bentley Wood High School The Legacy - Francis Holland School Remedy - Abbey School Unity - Hasmonean Girls' School Inspire - Nonsuch High School Team Awareness - Newstead School Encore - Heathfield School Spark - Tormead School Shooting Stars - Nower Hill High School Majors - Tiffin Boys & Tiffin Girls Aspire - Valentines High School Ignite - Tendring College Quench - Clapton Girls' School ACE - Langley Park School for Girls Lord of the Wings - Collingwood School Go! - Merchant Taylors' School Congeniliaty - Latymer Upper School Jump for Joy - Featherstone High School Devoted Voices - Islamia Girls' School Rise to Help - Alperton Community School Spirit - Surbiton High School Little Muffins - St Mary's School
The First Round of Teams Getting Briefed by Dr Sri Ram:
Sir David Jason, Baroness Verma of Leicester & Suzanne Avery Looking Very Pleased with Team Awareness:
Team Ignite Mid Presentation:
Team Ace & Their WOHAA Banner:
The Little Muffins:
Lord of the Wings:
Jump for Joy:
Team Go! :