80% of young people with learning disabilities are bullied in school according to recent research by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This shocking statistic is all the more distressing when you consider difficulties that disabled people already face. Bullying is detrimental to any victim, but it’s fair to assume that the impact on disabled people is even […]
As 13-year-old schoolchildren, my peers and I spent our time watching The Disney Channel and mucking about at volleyball practice. We wore ribbons in our hair and harboured harmless crushes, but sex never came up. Maybe it was because we attended Catholic school or because social media had not clogged our brains yet, but sex […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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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A 14-year-old's brilliant shortlisted entry from the Coram Voices 2017 writing competition
Jack Aldridge explains why going to Comic Con has given him more confidence
Tia-Mai Laine & Noah Turner find out that being a musician requires investment
Stanley Barrell-Kane updates us on what happened in parliament last week
Emma de Duve & Ursula Mutingwa find out what’s behind the big events
Jacque Bucatora on the non-human as well as human cost of UK’s EU withdrawal