Young People aged 15 - 18 from Gravesend in Kent, talk to their peers both locally and across the UK about ehat’s it like to be a young person in 2019? How do daily pressures such as social media, school and sex affect you? These young people from Gifted Young Generation, based in The Grand Healthy Living Centre, talk about life; the funny bits, the difficult bits and the embarrassing bits.
Finney has had a bad day at school. She opens tonight's panel discussion, with a story about her day and goes on to talk about the pressures she faces and the need to be seen as a whole person and not measured as as exam result.
Finney is joined by a group of other young voices who talk about the need to be listened to and respected. Part of our series for the Royal Opera House Bridge, Thriving Child.
As part of our work for The Royal Opera House's Bridge's conference we've spoken to young people across the UK about what life is like for them. In this edition we talk young people from Oxford about their lives including what it's like for people who have transitioned gender.
This conversation is open and honest and we are grateful for everyone who took part who was willing to talk about their personal experiences.
Is it though?
Is there another way to learn? Why do some people love it and others get little support? Why don't teachers listen to young people more? Why are we all treated the same when really, some people need a different approach to schooling to help them do well?
Emma, Jamal, Princess and Mason have all had very different experiences of school. They agree on something but butt-heads on others. This frank discussion sees the group hear each about one=another's experiences and opens their eyes to the struggles, frustrations and opportunities they have each had.
What's it like being a young person in 2019? Hear from Mason, Emma. Princess and Jamal as they get to grips with what life is like as a typical teenager. Funny, interesting, personal and honest. This moving and entertaining podcast is an honest discussion about the stuff that affects all of us.