Thanks for your support at UCD

       Thanks to everyone who sponsored Universal Children’s Day and came down to Pop Brixton. Celebrating youth diversity and identity, we heard from 2 of the poetry competition winners; Riley Bo Russell who read her winning poem ‘My Story’ and Abi Forrest, the runner-up with ‘Never Irreparably Broken’. Performances on the day from Ellesha Ross […]


UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY WILL BE POPPING IN BRIXTON   To commemorate Universal Children’s Day on 20th November, Youth in Excellence will be hosting a free arts and performance based event at Pop Brixton, Lambeth. (49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ) Youth in Excellence, a London-based social enterprise, ran a competition for 11 to 19-year-olds […]

A serving of Brixton Soup Kitchen at UCD

We’re delighted to announce that Universal Children’s Day will be hosted by the dynamic duo Solomon and Mahamed of Brixton Soup Kitchen. Solomon and Mahamed seen here with Joanna Lumley Brixton Soup Kitchen is a grassroots organisation helping homeless people and Londoners in need. It was founded by Solomon Smith, a youth worker and lifelong […]

Meet ‘Identity’ competition winner Riley Bo Russell

Thursday 25th June 2015 Today, Youth in Excellence director Kay Oldroyd and Project Manager Medina Harrison went to Queens Park Community School in the borough of Brent to meet the identity competition winner Riley Bo Russell who is in year 7. Her poem ‘My Story’ received wonderful praise from the judge Mrs Patricia Oliver (BA […]

We’re using Freedcamp

We’re using Freedcamp to manage all our projects. You can too as an individual or business. “If you know a school or a non-profit company please help us reach them by sharing this post. We are on a mission to help those who might not be able to afford expensive collaboration tools but still want […]

Press Release – Young People Challenging Who They Are

PRESS RELEASE – IMMEDIATE London, 17th June 2015 Contact: Director – Kay Oldroyd / 07908 258 681 /   YOUNG PEOPLE CHALLENGING WHO THEY ARE   Young people from across the UK have had their poems published in a new book. Youth in Excellence, a London-based social enterprise, ran a competition for 11 to […]

Closing date for poetry competition is 21st March!

If you still haven’t sent in your poetry entry for the ‘Identity’ competition with the chance to have your piece published in our forthcoming anthology – what are you waiting for?! We need to receive your entries by 21st March 2015 which is #WorldPoetryDay Please download the guidelines (PDF) from the page here and send […]

9:10 Publishing – sponsors of the Literary Arts category

“9:10 Publishing is a UK-based independent publishing company which was set up in 2012 with one aim in mind: to share our passion for the written word. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to read books that entertain, inform and enlighten. We publish a range of books with a specific focus on youth, […]