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Students step up to raise social mobility

Published on 05/02/18

Students from Norwich schools are set to make the city a better place by tackling the issues stopping all young people from achieving their full potential.

Teams from The Hewett Academy, Jane Austen College, and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form came together for the launch of the Norwich Opportunity Area Youth Board School Challenge on Friday, January 26.

The scheme aims to harness young people’s ideas to raise aspirations and improve social mobility in the community.

At the launch, the students considered what factors affect social mobility for the city’s young people, and started to think about ways to tackle some of these.

Teams will work on their ideas at school over the coming weeks before presenting them to the Youth Board, chaired by Norwich North MP Chloe Smith.  

The proposals could be made into reality and trialled across the city in the next phase of the project.

Hewett Academy principal Rebecca Handley-Kirk said: “Our students were really enthusiastic about getting involved with this scheme and improving the life chances of young people from all backgrounds in Norwich.

“I can’t wait to see how their ideas come together in the next stage of the project.”