Chelt 4 Change Youth Debate - 'Inequality Part 2'
More than 50 students from five Cheltenham Education Partnership schools came together for the second 'Chelt 4 Change' youth debate on Wednesday 29th June at Cheltenham Bournside School. The theme was an extension to the first Chelt 4 Change event which previously covered the broad subject of 'inequality'.
Students opened the event with 2 to 3 people from each school taking it in turns to present their views on educational inequalities and how businesses can support them towards achieving their career aspirations.
Presentations were followed by a live panel Q&A where all attending students had the opportunity to ask questions with the guest panel of policymakers and industry specialists. Panellists included Councillor Flo Clucas (Liberal Democrat councillor in Cheltenham and Cabinet Member for Safety and Communities), Richard Gibson (Cheltenham Borough Council, Strategy & Engagement Manager), Lindsey Holland (Cheltenham Chamber Commerce), and Anjie Winter (G-First LEP, Enterprise Coordinator).