News and opinion

21.06.2017

On a sunny Friday afternoon in East Birmingham, hundreds of pupils from two diverse schools linked arms to form a heart shaped human chain as a camera drone circled and buzzed overhead.  It was a symbolic gesture of togetherness and hope to kick off The Great Get Together weekend in memory of the late MP Jo Cox. 

06.06.2017

Next week The Challenge will be taking part in The Great Get Together – a series of nationwide events to bring together communities, neighbours and friends. Inspired by the late MP Jo Cox, we will unite around her important message that 'we have more in common than that which divides us.'

26.05.2017

A couple of days ago I was talking to Mustafa, one of our recent National Citizen Service graduates.

He told me how his school was near a Traveller community and that while there were pupils from that community at his school, he had never made friends or mixed much with them.