Teenagers in­spired at con­fer­ence

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

STU­DENTS from ACS Hilling­don In­ter­na­tional School were among 800 young peo­ple who at­tended a con­fer­ence called TEDx­Teen 2016.

The 17 and 18 year-olds heard from in­spi­ra­tional speak­ers, in­clud­ing young ac­tivists, en­trepreneurs and in­ven­tors, on how to make a pos­i­tive im­pact on the world. There were also per­for­mances from a host of artists at the O2 Arena event.

Young speak­ers dis­cussed top­ics and ex­pe­ri­ences rang­ing from food waste to im­mi­gra­tion, as well as tech­nol­ogy’s role in pub­lic safety to Is­lam in main­stream fash­ion.

Lat­ifa Has­sanali, pro­gramme man­ager for ACS Cen­tre for In­spir­ing Minds, said: “It was so ex­cit­ing for our stu­dents to be part of such a huge event, which was streamed glob­ally.

“They left feel­ing in­spired and em­pow­ered to make a dif­fer­ence in the world, which is fan­tas­tic to see.”

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