Taking over at the top

Six young people stepped into the top jobs at St John Ambulance National Headquarters in London and shared their thoughts on how the organisation should be run, as part of 11 MILLION Takeover Day.

The nationwide event is organised by Sir Al Aynsley-Green, the Children's Commissioner for England. Children and young people are invited to work alongside adults to make a change and get involved in decision-making. St John Ambulance was delighted to take part and invite young people into the organisation for the second year running.

Youngsters attended a youth team meeting and fed into plans for a future project currently in development. They researched prospective corporate partners, giving opinions on the types of companies the charity could work with and also stepped into the shoes of the Chief Executive.