Tag Archives: hackney

The EDL have come to Hackney

13 Sep

For those of you who don’t know, Tommy Robinson – leader of the far right, fascist group the English Defence League (EDL), was seen plodding about the streets of our borough today on a supposed ‘charity walk’.  To give you all some background, Tommy Robinson ‘campaigns’ for an England free of immigrants and multi-multiculturalism, so for him to show his face in one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse, and accepting boroughs in the country is clearly an act of provocation. As young people in Hackney, we need to send a clear message to the EDL that they’re not wanted in our borough. Their mission is to provoke negative reaction, but as citizens of Hackney, we will show them that we can rise above them. We are a borough who hosted the biggest INTERNATIONAL sporting event in the world. The EDL and Tommy Robinson have no place on our streets and would not use Hackney as a platform to incite their vile messages of hatred.

Meeting Hackney’s Youth Parliament

5 Sep

Last week, I was invited to drop in on a session of Hackney’s Youth Parliament. It was very exciting to hear of all the amazing ideas and campaigns planned. I have been invited to observe a scrutiny meeting next week so you guys will be hearing about that! Make sure to keep checking in for updates on all things parliament!

Tips on starting A Levels

5 Sep

Many of you will be starting Year 12 this week and I understand that this may be a somewhat intimidating transition, but it doesn’t have to be.

Use these helpful hints to help ease yourself into A Levels from GCSE.

Be organised! – Having yourself organised is key! Make sure you have folders and stationary ready before you start. This will make it easier to collect all the information that will be bombarded at you in the first few weeks. It is important you keep your work neat as your notes should be your first port of call when you start revising.

Manage your workload! – Teachers are not lying when they say the jump from GCSE to A Level is huge. Don’t underestimate it! However, with the right level of organisation and a good work schedule, the work wouldn’t seem as intimidating.

Don’t leave things to the last minute! – Always complete work when it is given to you, and be sure to meet your deadlines! Completing homework the day you receive it is more effective as the information you picked up in that days lesson will still be fresh in your mind. You’ll find it’s nice when it’s all out of the way as well! 

When in doubt, ask! – Never be afraid to ask if you’re ever in doubt. Teachers are there to help you. Don’t feel like you’re burdening them or your peers. It’s your future in the balance.

Try your best to build a good relationship with all your teachers. Set a good first impression these first few days. You’d enjoy your lessons much more when you’re with a teacher you get on with.

I’d say the most important (and cliche) point is to have fun along the way! Work and assignments seem a lot less daunting when it’s on a subject you enjoy, so it’s important that you’ve chosen subjects you enjoy. You wouldn’t want to be stuck in classes you hate for two years. Remember, A Levels are a big commitment. The road is always smoother when you’re having fun!

The Insiders – Abdel

21 Aug
Hi! I’m Abdel Rebika, a 17 year old aspiring political journalist from Hackney.
Politics is my passion, and my ultimate ambition is to influence people to stand up and take action to help make our world a better place. I aim to achieve this through pieces of writing that provoke thought – thought that provokes action – action that provokes change. Sounds cheesy, I know but hey, thats just me. I’m going to be here, reporting for the insiders on events for young people going on in Hackney. Hope you’ll find us useful! Oh, and I’m Batman on weekends.

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy boasts ‘star’ qualities

13 Jun

YH World has been rubbing shoulders with some big music names as part of the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy in Hackney. We have been facilitating and youth mentoring journalism workshops as part of the academy to try and motivate and inspire young people to get into a creative career.

We have been lucky enough to witness Rita Ora giving a Live Lounge performance for Radio 1 and have a questions and answers session with both Rita Ora and Delilah. This was a great opportunity for both us and all of the young people involved.

There will be lots more opportunity all the way through to the end of June with the Academy. This will involve lots more opportunity to hang with celebrities, write for newspapers, create a video with professionals, build your own music beat and get lots of careers advice all for free.

Rita Ora live at the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy:

Get involved and #takeiton with the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy. Head down to the Hackney Picturehouse and sign up for some of the brilliant opportunities!

 

By Michelle Stannard

Check out what one of our Young Creatives is getting up to!

4 Apr

 

Howdy!

So here at YH! We have a bunch of young Londoners with a MAHOOSIVE amount of talent.

Take a look at our Music Editor/ girl about the Town’s blogs here on WordPress and show her some love!

–  http://thefashionmonsterbabyblog.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/some-wisdom-for-you/

–  http://sianabangura.wordpress.com/

http://siana1609.wordpress.com/

Fashion, making it in Journalism, and a general blog all about life as a Young Londoner, balancing the big and the small.

If you’ve got Twitter, follow her! @Sianaargh_Bizzl

And don’t forget to ‘like’ YH! On Facebook and follow us on Twitter, too!

So for now,

Ev’nin’!

*salutes*

X

Ps: look out for ‘Young and Brilliant’ …it’s coming hard and it;s coming fast! Watch this space *winks*

Exciting new project coming your way soon…!

25 Mar

Hey there Team YH World!

I hope you are all well. It’s been a while indeed but I can assure you that all is well.  We have moved offices and have grown over the past couple of months. There is a larger team in the offices at all times now; thus enabling us to keep providing you with positive information and great opportunities!

I have been a busy bee (as always) as well. Check out what I have been up to in the other branches of my blog:

http://siana1609.wordpress.com/

http://sianabangura.wordpress.com/

http://sianafashionstalker.wordpress.com/

Once you’ve had your fill of that, make sure you check the latest news and features on the YH! World site so that you don’t miss anything good 🙂

On a more exclusive note, by the end of this coming week, we at YH! will be launching our new project: ‘Young and Brilliant’ . This will be a celebration of young talents within the capital, who are working hard and making their way up the ladder of their ambition. With the help of a series of Video blogs, we will follow the journeys of a rapper; a journalist and photographer; a television presenter; a very talented make-up artist; a kick-boxer who is going places; a young entrepreneur; and a set of dancers who are currently touring the UK!

There is plenty of talent to be found in our city and despite all the negative media coverage and the difficult economic, political and social climate, young people are still ambitious.  And we at YH! want to be there at every step to celebrate with them when thy finally do reach their goals and get to wherever it is they strive to go.

So basically my lovelies, stay tuned!

Much love for now!

 

*salutes*

Siana. Over and out.