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All Hail Mhairi Black: The 20 year old who’s conquering the world

Mhairi black is only 20. she’s the youngest mp in the house of commons and she’s re-writing the rule book on what youth are capable of… Yesterday, she delivered her maiden speech and showed everyone how it’s done, demonstrating how her age group can be eloquent, articulate and above all, steely in determination. Regardless of your […]

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Youth – Express yourselves in music, wield that power

Where is all the angry, raw, edgy music? This is a common discussion in my house. The Who’s headline set at Glastonbury last night reminded us that  a whole generation of disenfranchised young people were given a voice, by four teenagers who were sick of being treated like second class citizens…and we are still listening […]

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Let’s support 16 & 17 year olds, protect the vulnerable

Let’s support 16 & 17 year olds, petition to protect the vulnerable. We’ve all heard the argument about how 16 year olds are considered old enough to smoke, but not old enough to vote.  We are gatekeepers for children and young people – of course, this has to be the case, to ensure they are protected where appropriate. […]

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Modern Times Making you Anxious? Spare a Thought for Teenagers

Imagine you are a teenager today, trying to work out what to do with your life. Parents and friends are asking you “what do you want to do?”, “who do you want to be?”. You want to find work that you will enjoy and also generates a decent income… But consider this: -University may not an option because […]

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Voting Age: Why Should We Care?

16 & 17 year olds have just been told (again) that they don’t matter, that they don’t know enough about the world yet to actually participate in it. They just don’t have the life experience. They are not knowledgeable, measured and ‘wise’ like us. Yet, I think we are forgetting something… young people will be the […]

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