The #S4SNextGen Talk Series Continues…
13 March 2015
This week saw the continuation of our Election Special talk series #S4SNextGen, with incredible speakers across the country speaking on the importance of voting and discussing the ‘Next Generation Manifesto‘ – the result of the YouGov survey we have partnered with for this series.
“If you don’t vote, you can’t complain” – Ian Hislop
Ian Hislop, Editor of Private Eye, went to Westminster Academy in Peckham to talk with the students there. He answered wide-ranging questions from the students, and spoke about the power of their votes to the state of the education system. See the advice he gave students and more about his experience on the BBC.
“Get out of your comfort zone!” – Mita Desai
Chair of the British Youth Council, Mita Desai, got to go back to her old high school in Redbridge to talk to the students there. She spoke about how they could become an active force for change and how important it was that they pushed themselves to go beyond their comfort zones in order to succeed and make a difference.
“Learn about the past if you want to understand politics today”– Dan Snow
Renowned historian and broadcaster Dan Snow spoke to students at Edenham High School on how important history is to understanding the general election. He spoke passionately about his subject and how critical thinking gained through education was vital in interacting with the world. Many of the students had questions for him even after the event had ended!
Thanks to all of our amazing speakers supporting the Election Special Talk Series #S4SNextGen and encouraging students to have their voices heard! Read more about the campaign.