Hackney students put their best into the borough

Cardinal Pole students (PR pic)

THE YOUNG are our future, and if the altruism and energy of students at BSix College  and Cardinal Pole are a guide, England will be in good hands.

Teams from the schools have spent almost a year planning and putting into effect individual schemes to tackle homelessness, university tuition fees, drug misuse, police discrimination and other issues   

The youngsters have presented workshops explaining tertiary-education fees to sixth-form students, played a football match against Hackney cops and raised money for charity The Passage (homelessness) and Blenheim (substance abuse).

Next, the teams will represent the borough in the capital-wide Community Apprentice contest by demonstrating with digital stories what they have achieved. A panel will judge their efforts.   

The winning team will go into the last round of the contest for the best of 24 teams from around London to be chosen.

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* Community Apprentice, Cardinal Pole, 205 Morning Lane E9 6LG, Wed 27 April 2016, 2.10pm-3pm, and at BSix College, Sixth Form College Kenninghall Road E5 8BP, Wed 11 May 2016, 11.30am-12.30am

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