Archive for October, 2011

First Seminar Success!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

The first Society Syndrome panel took place last night at BSix College, Upper Clapton, to discuss the recent riots and social policy, the audience included students from the college, local residents, members of the campaign against criminalising young people in Hackney and political activists.

Chelsea East,19, from Brockley, South London explained how her 16-year-old brother got caught up in the riots and was seen entering a shop on CCTV, although he did not take anything he was sentenced to four months at Feltham. Two other 15 year-old young women talked of problems they had experienced while at school, Crystal was convicted of burglary and Carla pushed a teacher at Stoke Newington school, both are now studying at a referral unit in Bromley, they said they had matured and would not repeat their behaviour.

Ken Warman, Principal of BSix, whose college has achieved remarkable results, complained about government cuts in educational maintenance allowance and explained that education (more…)

First Seminar Line Up

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Finally full details of our launch Seminar. The theme is “The ‘underclass’ and social mobility“. The first seminar panel will be in the lecture theatre of B6 College, Kenninghall Road, Clapton, E5 8PB on Monday 17th October at 7.30pm.

The panel will include Ken Warman, Principal of the College, Daniella Michaels from House the Homeless, Cllr Rick Muir, associate director for public service reform at the Institute of Public Policy Research and a teenager worried about student fees. The sister of a “rioter” from South London, who was sentenced last week to 4 months at Feltham, will tell us what she thinks caused the problems and a single parent who has gained access to a law course, will explain how the poverty trap has affected her.

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