The Ipswich Pitch

We are so proud of what was achieved, and what will be achieved, by the young people of Ipswich. Below are some of the comments we have had about The Ipswich Pitch event, showing how fantastic it truly was.

Richard Lister, Chair of the IOA: “The day was a spectacular success. It was perfectly organised, and because of the high quality ideas and presentations from the young people, an emotional rollercoaster.”

IOA Head of Delivery: “A fantastic event!  There was a real buzz in the room… I was really impressed by the wide range of creative ideas from the participants and the quality of the winning proposals.”

Stephen Skeet: “Really proud of the hard work put in by the @IpswichOA team to pull together the @IpswichPitch with friends from @4_yp and the Community Resilience Working Group.” 

Isaac Codjoe, MYP: ” Very inspiring to see young people speak so eloquently and passionately about their projects which are to benefit the community, reaffirming for me that young people are the future!”

Lanai Collis: “All the yp were outstanding I’m so inspired!”

A participating teacher, Westbourne Academy: “Thanks for all of your help, support and understanding with the Ipswich Pitch process. It is much appreciated.”

Book your Ipswich Pitch tickets

It’s two weeks until The Ipswich Pitch, and tickets are available to join the audience and watch the shortlisted groups present their ideas in front of a panel of judges who will cast their votes and select three winning projects to receive up to £3000 each.

Guests are invited to arrive for a light buffet lunch at 12.30 and view stands and exhibition from education and youth groups. Presentations will take place 1 – 3pm with the judges announcing winners at 4pm.

Book your Ipswich Pitch tickets here:

The Ipswich Pitch

We want to hear from people aged 10 – 25yrs in Ipswich – individuals or groups.

Have you got an idea for a project that would benefit Ipswich?

Open to young people in Ipswich with an issue you want to highlight or a project you want to deliver, we will want you to be able to explain how your project or idea will positively affect you and other young people in Ipswich.

Click here for more details.

Careers Leaders Training

Develop your skills and knowledge as a Careers Leader with high quality training in the East of England. Delivered in partnership between Suffolk and Norfolk County Councils, who have been specialising in Careers Training for over 20 years. This training programme is funded by the Careers & Enterprise Company.

Courses, which are suitable for Mainstream secondary, special schools, Pupil Referral Units/Short Stay Schools, 6th Form and Further Education colleges, are taking place across Norfolk and Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in 2018-2020.

Click here for more information.

SEND conference 2020

Following the huge success of our previous SEND conference in June 2019, another is in the pipeline for April 2020, with a focus on mental health and resilience. If you are interested in finding out more, or registering an interest as the event takes shape, please contact our early years lead:

September Showcase

We recently held our very successful September Showcase event. For more details of the projects, and information from the day, please follow the link to the handout from the day.