Thursday, 3 November 2011
The Kids are Alright
Listening to BBC London 94.9 breakfast show, I was shocked to hear a report this morning which says 44% of people think children are "feral" and "like animals". Last year my business sponsored the Sound Skool project, giving music courses for young people with problems. The course allowed youngsters not in education or training to attend music courses. Many had all manner of problems, but by the end of term, we'd seen a complete change in their demeanour and self confidence. The problem is not the young people but a society which gives up on them. The project finished in May, because we couldn't secure a second year of funding. Says it all really.