Summerversity and Launchpad 2021

Summerversity and Launchpad in numbers

  • There were over 100 courses with 70 different activities
  • There were 25 venues
  • Over 30 local organisations delivered the programme
  • A total of 818 young people took part
  • There were 4455 attendances
  • Over 500 young people were offered free meals as part of their courses
  • 48% of attendees identified as female, 50% male and 1% identified as other
  • 56% were new to Summerversity
  • At least 81 bookings were made through TYS, Social Care and Safeguarding and Family Support for priority places offered to young people who are traditionally more challenging to engage in youth provision


  • 23 young people passed their National Pool Lifeguard Award (11 now working at Islington swimming pools)
  • 15 gained their Bronze Arts Award accreditation
  • 6 passed the test for their CBT Moped Licence
  • 27 gained their Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate
  • 8 are now certified in SIA Private Security
  • 13 completed an FA Football Referee Qualification
  • 17 were awarded a certificate in National Cycling Levels 1-3
  • 10 gained their Sport Leadership Award
  • Islington Boat Club awarded over 200 qualifications including: Spray, Capsize, Start and Discover
  • 19 were awarded a Level 3 from OCN in Project Management during Music Production and Games Design courses at Soapbox 

The 2021 programme booklet can be downloaded here

At Freightliners Farm 24 young people learned about animal care

The boat club welcomed 110 young people for watersports courses

The Carnival Project attracted 88 young people

Over 30 young people took part in T-shirt design courses

Check out some of the videos made in this year!

Last updated: 1/11/2022 10:38AM