In my first years after joining secondary school, I often found it hard to have confidence in myself; my parents’ evenings were filled with my teachers telling me that I was too quiet in class and people would often ask me to speak up, so they could hear what I was saying. However, after attending […]
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Already stressed for GCSEs, A levels or Uni exams? Here are a few tips that you can use to fight your nerves. PREPARING Revision is probably the most important for exams; you need to know the content! This also improves your confidence when going into the exam room. If you are prepared for the exam, […]
Recently, I went on a trip to America to visit my grandparents; I have been going to the US for this purpose ever since I was little, but as I have grown up and become more aware of my surroundings, I have started to notice the subtle differences that are present between the two countries. […]
Are you looking for volunteering or other things you can do to improve your work experience or your CV? Maybe you want to learn and explore new skills or find a way of giving back to your community. There is such a variety of options and activities that there is always something that appeals to […]
In high school, I was taught about Thomas Malthus’s theory of population in my GCSE geography class. We were taught that Malthus theorized population growth will surpass food production so there will be a point of crisis where we cannot sustain the population. At the time, we did not delve deeper into this theory and […]
You most likely heard the saying ‘Patience is the Key to Success’ which is practiced irrelevant to the social, religious, ethnic, gender or any other factors that differentiate people. One who’s patient tends to be happier according to some scientific studies which are linked to why older people tend to be happier. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, patience is […]
From the day of birth to the day of death it is always one step at a time. The next journey. Every day is different for everybody every minute brings you a step closer to your next story. How many people say that they can remember the day they where born or the day of […]
Teenage years are hard, exams become important, friendships come and go, and every adult suddenly wants to know what you want to be doing when your 25. On top of all of this, most teenagers have the added stress of feeling judged by others. We worry that our bodies aren’t in the ‘perfect’ shape, that […]
Creative industries sound like the place for you? Not sure where or how you want to be creative yet? Come on in, the kettle’s on. Twas’ a lukewarm summer before the start of Year 10 and on a whim, I had chosen Media Studies as one of the GCSE options for that year. All I […]
Before I could read, the only stories I would hear were that from my mother who, luckily for me, was an avid fan of the Harry Potter and Hobbit Series. When I got too old for bed time stories (although I don’t believe there is such an age), my brother, three years my senior, made […]
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Chris is an incredible filmmaker who works with us on our community projects, films and documentaries. He has a deep interest in the natural world and human stories. This year Chris is working with us and Paddington Central to deliver two very special events during Black History Month that will explore the unique and diverse voices of three respected artists.
Voices of Black Opera Event:
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Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is the executive director and co-founder of UK #BlackPride, an annual event that celebrates #LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent. She is also the head of equality & Learning at the Public and Commercial Services Trade Union as well as a current trustee of LGBT rights charity, Stonewall. She carries a strong voice to fight for the equality of queer people of colour, giving them a safe space to express themselves through education, cultural events and the arts. ... See MoreSee Less
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Frank Bailey was a political activist who came to England in the early 50s. After hearing from the Fire Brigades Union that Black people weren’t employed by the service, Frank applied and joined the West Ham Fire Brigade, making him the first Black #firefighter in England.
Frank ended his service there a decade later as branch secretary of the Silvertown Fire Station. In 1965 he became a social worker as well as the first Black advocate representing Black youth at Marylebone Magistrates Court. What makes Frank special is the fact that he defied the norms of his time, paving way for more opportunities as well as becoming an inspiration for Black people in the Public and Civil Service. #BHM ... See MoreSee Less
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Chris is a filmmaker who works with us on our community projects. This year Chris is working with us and Paddington Central to deliver two special events during #BlackHistoryMonth that will explore the unique and diverse voices of three respected artists: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voices-of-black-opera-documentary-screening-online-operatic-performance-tickets-122544898089
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is the executive director and co-founder of UK #BlackPride, an event that celebrates #LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent. She carries a strong voice to fight for the equality of queer people of colour. Respect🙌