The youth for today: the 2017 election changed UK’s political landscape

The “youthquake” was a key component of Corbyn’s 10-point advance in Labour’s share of the vote  exceeding even Blair’s nine-point gain in his first 1997 landslide. No official data exists for the scale of the youth vote but an NME-led exit poll suggests turnout among under-35s rose by 12 points compared with 2015, to 56%.… Lire la suite The youth for today: the 2017 election changed UK’s political landscape

Youth in Assam use Facebook & WhatsApp to fight against child marriages

How it started? At a time when cases of misuse of social networking sites are on the rise, a section of youths in Assam are using it as a tool to fight social evils like child marriage. For supporters of child marriages, some Facebook and WhatsApp groups have become a major threat. “We are really… Lire la suite Youth in Assam use Facebook & WhatsApp to fight against child marriages

Boys win right to wear shorts by wearing skirts in heat-wave protest

These teenage boys are social activists in the making. Even though the schoolboys of Exeter’s ISCA Academy were suffering from the summer heat, they still were banned from wearing shorts because of the traditional dress code. To protest the stuffy school rules, however, 30 male students attended class collectively wearing the tartan skirts issued to… Lire la suite Boys win right to wear shorts by wearing skirts in heat-wave protest

LEGO reaches 100% renewable energy goal 3 years early

After expending almost $1 billion in investments, LEGO has finally achieved its target of balancing 100% of the energy used by all of its factories, offices, and stores worldwide, with clean renewable energy three years earlier than anticipated. Their most recent investment was buying a 25% stage in the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm, which helped them reach… Lire la suite LEGO reaches 100% renewable energy goal 3 years early

Piles of new art supplies from Michaels

It’s not Christmas time; but for the duration of this week, 30,000 sick children across North America are waking up in their hospital rooms to receive a mound of free arts and craft supplies courtesy of one of the biggest art supplies chains in the country. Starlight Children’s Foundation and Michaels have teamed up to deliver… Lire la suite Piles of new art supplies from Michaels

New school rules? Swotting up on ‘positive education’

With both youth depression and youth unemployment on the rise, calls are growing for a different kind of learning. Could ‘positive education’ enhance not just wellbeing, but academic performance too? Not many secondary school pupils would voluntarily join their teacher for an interview with a journalist during the summer holidays. Yet on a sunny Wednesday… Lire la suite New school rules? Swotting up on ‘positive education’

Inner city cops help underserved kids by playing chess

 These boys in blue are doing their duty to protect and serve the community by playing facing off with the city’s youth – facing off over a chess board, that is. The St. Louis Police Department has partnered with the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, and St. Louis public schools in order to promote… Lire la suite Inner city cops help underserved kids by playing chess

School program in India nips gender-based violence in the bud

What can a game of Snakes and Ladders teach a child about violence? It turns out a lot. A recent study shows that a new gender equity program in Indian schools can transform not only how students respond to gender discrimination and violence, but how their teachers, parents and communities do as well. A government… Lire la suite School program in India nips gender-based violence in the bud

Schoolboy designs robotic trolley to help elderly and disabled people at the supermarket

A Scottish schoolboy is the brains behind a robotic shopping trolley, which could help thousands of elderly and disabled customers with their weekly supermarket trip. Aidan McCann dreamed up the mechanized cart with height adjustment features after seeing his grandmother Lydia, 75, struggle to carry groceries. McCann explained why it was so important for him to make the height adjustable at… Lire la suite Schoolboy designs robotic trolley to help elderly and disabled people at the supermarket

Ten clever student inventions that could reduce our waste

TRASHCAM When a group of Bay Area middle school students looked through their school’s trash, recycling, and compost bins, they found that only about half of the waste ended up in the right bin. They tested a sorting contest to motivate students to do better, but accuracy only improved to 58%. Next, they designed a… Lire la suite Ten clever student inventions that could reduce our waste