Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:03

Finding our common ground

Earlier this year, research body Migration Observatory predicted that the UK will become the most ethnically diverse western nation by 2040, overtaking the United States. Whilst the UK is one of the most diverse countries, people tend to live segregated lives, most evident within our schooling system.

Throughout history people have shown intolerance towards one another, which can be explained in evolutionary terms as we tend to congregate with those who are similar to us, as a form of protection.

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One young Challenge graduate was recently offered a prestigious work experience placement with Barclays Bank. The opportunity came about due to a collaboration of efforts from The Challenge Network’s graduate programme, The Challenge Society and business partner, Ernst & Young.

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On Monday 1st of July, a team of twenty two young people stepped into the shoes of Leigh Journal’s press team, for the debut of ‘The Leigh Games’. The annual sporting event was organised by Andy Burnham MP and Lesley McGreebey from Wigan and Leigh NHS to promote sport for young people in the area.

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Friday, 12 July 2013 10:54

The benefits of regular reflection

This summer over 14,000 young people will take part in NCS powered by The Challenge. For 15-17 year olds across the country, NCS will be a time of reflection, where their strengths and weaknesses will be made unquestionably clear.

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On May 25, a team of young people completed the Yorkshire Dales Three Peak Challenge. The team was comprised of 7 young people and 3 staff members from Manchester Deaf Centre (MDC) and 9 National Citizen Service (NCS) graduates. The group covered 17 miles of ascension in 12 hours, raising hundreds of pounds for MDC. 

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