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LSFC share their views with Children in Need

Giving young people the best start in life was an important topic of discussion when BBC Children in Need visited Luton Sixth Form College last week (Fri 25 June).

Chief executive Simon Antrobus and Fozia Irfan, the Director of Children and Young People for the charity, were invited to the college to speak to its students.

“It was such a pleasure to visit the college, and of course, the utterly brilliant young people. It really is great to see such optimism, positivity and leadership when it comes to enabling young people to be the best they can be,” said Simon.

Altaf Hussain, the college principal, added: “We were pleased to be joined by our friends from BBC Children in Need for a really important and timely discussion around the role that poverty plays in the life chances of young people and improving their social mobility. It can make the difference in helping them do great things with their lives.

“Many of our students come from backgrounds which means that they are often disadvantaged when they go for places at university and into the world of work.

“The students shared some wonderful insight and really impressed our guests. We are looking forward to working with BBC Children in Need on projects in the future.”

(Pictured: Principal, Altaf Hussain along with Simon Antrobus; CEO of BBC Children in Need, Fozia Irfan; Director of Children and Young People and Anisah Akhtar; PR & Comms for the college.)