Welcome and Opening Plenary: Forging a Positive Future

To frame the day Fatima Manji will interview UK Youth’s CEO Anna Smee and Jake Pitt, Vice Chair of the British Youth Council on the key themes and aspirations for this year’s event.

A group of young leaders will then share their views on the big issues that young people care about – and what government, youth organisations and others can do to forge a brighter future.

The panel for this session includes Elliott Goat, Co-leader of Undivided, Floriane Fidegnon-Edoh member of the British Science Association’s CREST Youth Panel, Brendan Quirk, a UK Youth Voice member, and Alice Pinney from Girlguiding.

Astronaut-in-training and performance poet Hussain Manawer will then share his views on mental health issues among young people, ending the session with a special performance of one of his poems.

 

 

Session speaker:

Fatima Manji

Channel 4 News Correspondent

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