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Posted on November 21st 2018
Student Council Helps Mayor Combat Extremism
Our newly-elected Student Council members were invited to City Hall recently to give their perceptions and opinions on extremism and radicalisation as part of a wider exercise to engage Londoners on this issue.
Students were offered the opportunity to influence future policy and change London for the better, and combat extremism and radicalisation in our city.
“No one can tell us how to protect young Londoners from extremism and radicalisation better than young Londoners themselves," said Liam Duffy, Charity Director of SINCE 9/11, a charity that is teaching young people about extremism. "SINCE 9/11 and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime were delighted to give Harris students the unique opportunity to feed directly into future policy on countering violent extremism. The students gave some refreshing, honest and vital feedback which will help to inform work in this area for many years to come."
Our Student Council raised hard-hitting issues and suggested changes that are needed. “It was an impressive insight into what the future holds," said our Head of Student Council, Abigail (pictured below). "A change is coming.”