Wash Out Hate campaigners thanked with trip to Olympic Park

Young people from Mile End Spotlight were invited to the Leopold & Burdett Resident Board BBQ to meet Dr Paul Brickell (Chair of Poplar HARCA Board) to talk about the recent success of their 'Wash Out Hate' campaign. Paul, who is an Executive Director at London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), was so impressed by the young people’s hard work that he helped Spotlight's Youth & Community Engagement Manager, Nahim Ahmed to coordinate a tour of UCL and Plexal at the Olympic Park, to help broaden the young people’s knowledge of engineering – a subject he found out they were interested in after chatting to them.  

Throughout the day they had the opportunity to network with professionals and meet lots of people who thanked them for their inspirational work as part of the Wash Out Hate campaign. After seeing the space, some of them are now considering applying to UCL.

Nahim said: "Our young people continue to inspire us every day. A big thank you to Paul for recognising their hard work and giving up his time to show them the world of engineering in depth. It was a really valuable opportunity for them which they won’t forget.”

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