Dagenham pupils win Mayor of London prize

Mayor of London Boris Johnson with Jo Richardson pupils Niranjana Unni, 15, Reggie Ryan, 15, and Abi

Mayor of London Boris Johnson with Jo Richardson pupils Niranjana Unni, 15, Reggie Ryan, 15, and Abigail Hall, 16 (Pic: Eleanor Bental) - Credit: Archant

Three youngsters have received an award from Boris Johnson on behalf of a school engagement initiative .

Jo Richardson Community School’s Niranjana Unni, 15, Reggie Ryan, 15, and Abigail Hall, 16, picked up the Mayor of London award at City Hall for their social action projects.

They collected the award on behalf of all pupils, in recognition of the Gale Street school’s Student Voice scheme.

“It has been an incredible year for our school in terms of local and national recognition for the amazing community action projects,” said Reggie.

“We students pride ourselves on not only high standards in the classroom but also outside of the classroom where, with [teacher Kala] Boller’s support we have become advocates of change and we are really proud.”


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Students have taken their Student Voice to Preston, central London and Liverpool, where their model is now being implemented and have introduced discreet lesson plans into the curriculum for LGBTQ awareness month in the past 12 months.

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