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Autism And Leaving School

I finished secondary school in 2013. I was nervous. I have autism, and I feel comfortable when I have order and familiarity in my life. For five years I had been going to school and doing other activities, and each week was pretty much the same – just how I liked it. Then school ended, […]

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Film: Enfield Summer Uni 2014

Commissioned by Enfield Youth Service and shot during August 2014 the film shows the various activities available to the young people of Enfield as part of Summer Uni. Activities included t-shirt design, mosaics, pottery, music production and many more. All music you hear during the film was produced as part of the various music programmes.

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Discrimination Against Disabled Pupils

Every day parents of disabled children are choosing to place them in mainstream schools instead of special schools. Studies have shown that pupils with identified difficulties or disabilities can make significant gains in reading and language in inclusive schools. But what happens when the mainstream school doesn’t want the child? What happens when the school […]

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What Schools Don’t Teach

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” Albert Einstein It’s been almost 70 years since Albert Einstein said these words – and even now the statement applies. Young people are naturally curious, eager to learn, and I think that’s a wonderful thing – without this curiosity, we’d all be lazy, indifferent machines. There’s […]

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Film: David Burrowes MP Interview

Despite what people think, there are some young people interested in politics. We want to know how our country runs; we want to know what happens behind closed doors in parliament; we have to be interested in who makes decisions about our future and why. We spent some time with Conservative MP David Burrowes to […]

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Beginning The Journey

The history of the United States is riddled with violence and oppression. However, living under these conditions galvanized individuals to rise above the conventions of society and inspire others to join together to fight for their human rights. When thinking of this struggle, the US Civil Rights Movement is at the forefront, but social inequality […]

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Parent Pressure

Unpacking the big box. Holding the big SLR Nikon D7100 camera in my hand. It felt heavy and expensive; powerful. I felt like my career was about to begin. Pressing the power button. It was incredible. This is the beginning of my future dream career… When my dad was 15 it was time for him […]

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Degree Or Not Degree?

Never before in the history of education do young people have to consider so carefully whether university is the place for them. I am 14 years old and I am already thinking about determination, responsibility and how to manage money. Many of us have such debt worries hanging over our heads before we’ve even finished […]

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