Transport for London awards students for Greenway campaign

Akhil Kanukuntla, Daria Dykowska, Eriks Mickevics and Gillian Sultan with Leyla Mustafa, equality an

Akhil Kanukuntla, Daria Dykowska, Eriks Mickevics and Gillian Sultan with Leyla Mustafa, equality and inclusion advisor at Transport for London. - Credit: Archant

Students have been given an award by Transport for London for a travel campaign encouraging more people to cycle along the Greenway.

Second year media students at Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) on Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow, filmed interviews with residents, councillors, and schoolchildren for a documentary about how they use the Greenway - a foot and cycle path that connects Newham, Hackney, and Tower Hamlets to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - and asked them how it could be developed.

They then showed the short film at local schools and to community groups.

Akhil Kanukuntla, Daria Dykowska, Eriks Mickevics and Gillian Sultan all helped design the programme as part of TfL’s Youth Travel Ambassafor pilot scheme with social action charity Envision.

Darren Garcia, media technician and film club tutor at NewVIc, said: “I’m proud to have witnessed their journey. The way the students have grown in their abilities, taking on this challenge alongside the pressure of their college work, has shown a real courage.


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“They saw it through to the end and showed enthusiasm, dedication, and had a fantastic result at the end of it.”

Plashet Girls’ School on Plashet Grove, East Ham were also awarded for their project about some of the safety concerns faced by young people on London transport.

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