The Huddersfield Town Foundation is today launching its Social Action Project initiative, with the aim of engaging local secondary school children.

With most 11-16-year-old children currently studying at home, this project provides an exciting opportunity to work on something different either by yourself or as part of a team.

A social action project prepares students to identify, plan and carry out solutions to problems within their school, community and beyond.

Students gain ownership of the project from the start by choosing what topical issue they wish to focus on, encouraging leadership and the use of their initiative.

Example projects that students may wish to consider include organising a food bank delivery for vulnerable people in their local community and launching a litter picking initiative.

Alternatively, you could focus on tackling a health-related issue, such as healthy eating, or pick a project centred on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Should you wish to take part, the first step would be to determine who you are going to work with. We encourage a group size of 3-5 with all collaboration being done virtually, or you can work independently should you so wish.

You should then contact Secondary Schools Education Manager, Sofie Armitage at for a copy of the toolkit containing further information, which will guide you through every stage of the planning process including research, finance and plan development.

The challenge launches today, Monday 27 April and entries will be accepted until Friday 19 June 2020.

Every entry will then be assessed, and feedback will be given to every person/group who submitted, in line with the project’s aim to be an educational activity.

Prizes will subsequently be awarded in several different categories, including most entrepreneurial, most committed, best community engagement and best use of social media.

This project was initially derived as part of the Town Foundation’s Steps to Success programme, a scheme that helps disengaged young people aspire to reach their potential through learning life skills and mentoring.

However, the Town Foundation encourages anybody of secondary school age to take part, with the flexible schedule ideal for managing your workload.

If you would like to be involved in this exciting challenge, or have any questions about the Town Foundation’s secondary education offering, please contact Sofie Armitage on or 07741 671071.