My mission in setting up this event was to give a voice to these grassroots stakeholders in education, to help them feel the power of being one of many who want things to change, to give them a sense of belonging and hope for the future.
I envisaged this forum to be an objective discussion forum, to hear from real people about their views on education both now and in the future. This was not a tick box, form filling, event. I wanted to hear people's views when they connected with others from a variety of backgrounds and age groups, I wanted to hear what gets them excited and what makes them furious.
Some people might say that emotions have no place in education, I wholeheartedly disagree. Emotions make us human. For too long we have trained young people to mask their emotions, at the detriment of their mental health. Emotion is what motivates us, what binds us together and also what can drive us apart. It is important to recognise it, to embrace it and work towards an education system which makes us all feel proud, grateful and excited about the future.
Every single penny we raised went towards putting on the event, analysing the results of the discussions and feeding those results back to delegates, the press, action groups and the government.
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