Welcome to GameChangers. The programme empowering young Londoners to run their own social action projects, tackling the issues they care about head-on.

GameChangers is a Mayor of London initiative from Team London, #iwill and Big Ideas. It is part of the Team London Young Ambassadors programme.

How do my students become GameChangers?

The best way to start your social action Journey is to attend a GameChangers Youth Summit. Each term we hold digital events to bring young voices together to ask important questions.

The Racial Justice Youth Summit in October 2021 had more than 2,700 attendees, asking questions to our engaging panel of speakers; Deputy Mayor for Communities and Social Justice, Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Opera Singer Peter Brathwaite and activist Olamide Taiwo.

Watch the highlights from the Racial Justice Youth Summit below and sign up to attend our next Youth Summit in January 2022: 

Free Resources

By signing up for GameChangers you will be able to access classroom videos and worksheets to support your students to develop their own social action plans. Get in touch with the team to find out how we can support you and to access our free resources and 1:1 team support – GameChangers@big-ideas.org

Accredited CPD for Teachers

Sign up now for GameChangers CPD, a free, digital course available to London teachers who want to bring social action into their classrooms. Accredited by the awarding organisation SLQ, each module contributes one point towards your CPD portfolio. Hear from inspiring speakers, read case studies and make a social action plan of your own.

Support for Schools

You can email GameChangers@big-ideas.org to find out how we can support your school to take social action about issues your students care about. Select schools will be able to apply for grants, workshops and further opportunities.

We have had two meetings since Easter. The latest yesterday. The girls are being INCREDIBLE. They have written a powerpoint for assemblies, scenarios for form time activities. They have organised the food carousel, spoken to premises, rung supermarkets to help. Emailed staff for donations. Really amazing.

Secondary School GameChanger Teacher, East London 

I thought that video was very engaging for the children and they followed it well. The teacher guide was very useful and was a great added extra.

Primary School GameChanger Teacher, South East London 

They loved it… it’s about their ideas and them. At no point did I have to do behaviour management. 

Primary School GameChanger Teacher, South West London

Thank you for […] the workshop yesterday – I have seen some of the children around school today and they said how much they enjoyed it!

Primary GameChanger Teacher, South East London

We were so inspired about creating a change to help the environment that the pupils created beautiful poems for Earth Day, we then created a display to spread awareness.

Primary School GameChanger Teacher, East London

Thank you to all 3 of you for an outstanding afternoon a few weeks back. We all had such lovely time learning about how we can be game changers.

Primary School GameChanger, North West London

Workshops and funding opportunities are limited and subject to eligibility criteria. Contact GameChangers@big-ideas.org to find out more.

GameChangers is a Mayor of London initiative from Team London, #iwill and Big Ideas. It is part of the Team London Young Ambassadors programme.