One summer, 120 campaigns

14th October 2013 by

This summer we have been cycling back and forth across London, working with thousands of young people in Hackney, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Enfield, Waltham Forest, Newham and Redbridge (I think that was all!). The young people have all been participating in The Challenge – three weeks of summer fun, ranging from exciting outdoor activities, to learning practical skills, and best of all designing and running their own campaigns.

We gave them an intensive workshop on setting up a project or campaign – how to make it relevant, effective, and how to ensure it has a positive impact on people and planet. We worked with 120 teams of young people, and a couple of them also came to visit our offices and do a bit of volunteering for us. While they were here they fixed loads of inner tubes for us to use at our free Dr Bike sessions for the local community of Regents Estate, Hackney (they’re most Tuesdays 5-6pm if you need a helping hand getting your bike in shape).

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Designed and created some beautiful Otesha handbook covers so we can send them out to schools visited on cycle tours. And… the activity they seemed to enjoy the most: stickering flyers for our Branch Out programme with up to date info about our next training programme!

A big thanks to them all for their hard work. They ran their campaigns a couple of weekends ago, and we received some lovely pre-campaign updates from a couple of groups ready and raring to change the world!


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