Tanveer Ali, Alisha Ismail, Alex Gordon, Matilda Prescott-Jones, Sidra Ghafoor, Maia Bowman, Julia Gartold and Saoirse O’Neill who form the ‘Schools Working Together, Prevent’ group, took part in the Question Time event at Blackburn Council Chambers last week.
They have met on a number of occasions to discuss the matters that are important to them for the future and had the opportunity of raising these issues with Council Leaders, a representative from the Department for Education, the Youth MP, the Police and Charitable organisations. They asked a range of questions including: ‘What activities are you planning in Blackburn with Darwen to bring us closer together? What suggestions do you have for us as young people to help stop stereotyping of religions and cultures? Is it possible to reduce war and conflict in the world? Fake news has become one of the most widely used terms, how will you support young people in sorting the real from the fake?’
These students will continue their positive work throughout the year and this will culminate in the first ever Schools Working Together Education Conference for students. Lower Sixth former Saoirse, has been asked to speak at the Conference in light of the fact that she was part of the group of students who created the Peace Charter for all schools in Blackburn with Darwen to sign up to.
Well done and thank you to all involved and Mrs Moore too.