bptw have continued to work alongside the National Citizen Service, one of the country’s leading charities for building social integration, by hosting teams of young people from the local area as part of ‘The Challenge.’
The group is split into teams which design and deliver a campaign focusing on a local issue they feel passionate about. Part of the scheme involves them visiting a local business to meet staff and gain an understanding of the working office environment. The following day they then deliver their idea in a Dragon’s Den style pitch in the hope of receiving funding for their project.
bptw have had several groups visit the practice in recent weeks to meet some of our staff and to talk through ideas for their campaign. Architectural Associate Chris Bath, Senior Planner Sascha Wardley, Marketing and Business Development Manager Israel George and Graphics Coordinator Sian Williams each gave a presentation about their department to give the students a better understanding of how the practice works.
The Challenge programme is delivered by The Challenge Network, a charity that connects and inspires people to strengthen their communities. Through this charity, young people are inspired to bond together, taking more active roles within their communities and are given opportunities to form connections with people they wouldn’t normally network with including local business leaders, MPs and the elderly. To read more about the work they do, visit their website here