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The Thriving Child In The North

  • 28th June 2019
  • The Lowry, Salford

The Thriving Child In The North will take place on the 28th of June at The Lowry in Salford. It is one of a series of simultaneous conferences taking place at venues across the UK, led by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Children and young people face many challenges as they navigate their way through school and home life. Social mobility, class, poverty, issues around mental health and well-being, discrimination of many kinds may all combine to hinder children’s flourishing. ‘The Thriving Child’ will examine these issues from a range of perspectives including academics, front-line charities, young people themselves and we’ll consider how the arts, creativity and culture could respond and contribute. We’ll ask whether our current practices might need to change to meet the needs and expectations of young people.

The Thriving Child In The North’ will incorporate live-streaming of content from the Royal Opera House, as well as conversations taking place in the room, which will be chaired by Julie Ward MEP (currently Labour’s spokesperson on the European Parliament Culture and Education Committee). The northern conference will also include a ‘reverse panel’, giving young people the opportunity to put their questions to the audience.

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