Barking and Dagenham College win competition to engage more young people with Comic Relief

Students who took part in the competition. Picture: Terry Grove

Students who took part in the competition. Picture: Terry Grove - Credit: Terry Grove

Barking and Dagenham College has won a competition which challenged students to use digital technology to engage more 16 to 24-year-olds with Comic Relief.

The nine-week project, run by Career Colleges, Amazon Web Services and Comic Relief, asked 60 students from four colleges to come up with a digital strategy for the charity.

The team from Barking and Dagenham College were the overall winners and also picked up awards for best presentation and best run project.

The winning students were each presented with a £50 voucher.

Student Bhushita Jolly, who was awarded a special individual prize for resilience, motivation and communication skills, said: “I have learnt so much about myself during this project and really grown in confidence.

“Some of my group pulled out but I did not give up and was really pleased with the final result.

“Having support from the Career Colleges Trust representative, Julia, was brilliant and she really inspired me to stick with it.

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“This project has given me an interest in digital marketing and I hope to pursue this for a career.”