Friday, 8 January 2010

Another snowy day struggling to get to anywhere...

I attended the 2010 NEEC YORK 'Unlocking Children's Potential' Conference again today. The morning started with a session by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown author, journalist, speaker and performer who talked about the political and cultural forces that impede the educational potential of our children. This was followed by three inputs by Michael Gove MP (Conservative Shadow Secretary of State), David Laws MP (Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State) and Vernon Coaker MP (Minister for Schools and Learners) who all talked about their policies and priorities for the future. We also had a brief and very stimulating input by Joe Sweeney, York's Member of the UK Youth Parliament.

The Conference finished with an invitation to NEEC Blackpool in 2011and the announcement that Leeds had been successful in it's bid to host the NEEC in 2012, the year of the London Olympics.

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