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The cast of Lord of Show, a play written by themselves and their classmates.

Hands Up project puts young Palestinians in touch with the outside world

Educational opportunities for young Palestinians are limited, with school resources scarce and drastic restrictions imposed on their society as a whole. But thanks to modern communications, the enterprise of volunteers and their own willing efforts, Palestinian schoolchildren now enjoy a creative interchange with young people around the world, allowing both sides to gain important insights into each others’ lives. Hastings-based teacher Adrian Underhill explains how the Hands Up project came about and its transformative effects on the lives of young Palestinians.

Posted 09:45 Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 In: Young People Tags: Adrian Underhill ELTon award Gaza Hands Up! Palestine Remote Theatre West Bank
Palestinian schoolchildren rehearse for a performance at the Freedom Theatre in Jenin.

My trip with the children of the Hands Up Project

Adrian Underhill, who recounts in a separate article how the Hands Up Project has put young Palestinians in touch with their counterparts elsewhere in the world, describes his trip earlier this year accompanying a group of 15 Gazan schoolchildren through Israel to the West Bank to present their Hands Up productions to new audiences.

Posted 09:45 In: Young People Tags: Adrian Underhill Bethlehem Freedom Theatre Gaza Hands Up! Israel Jenin Melissa Scott Palestine Palestine National Theatre Walt King West Bank
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New campaign wants you to drop everything and read!

Drop everything and read! That’s the message from the National Literacy Trust, who want as many as possible in the town to stop what they are doing at 2pm today, Friday 12 July, and spend 10 minutes reading. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:32 Friday, Jul 12, 2019 In: Young People Tags: AF Harrold Bloomsbury Chris Smith Drop everything And Read Get Hastings Reading Graeme Quinnell Greg james Hastings Opportunity Area
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“WHAT DO WE WANT?” “CLIMATE ACTION!”

“WHAT DO WE WANT?”, shouts Leo. “CLIMATE ACTION!” shouts back the passionate crowd. “WHEN DO WE WANT IT?” “NOW!” HOT’s Zelly Restorick wholeheartedly marched alongside the peaceful Youth Strike 4 Climate.

Posted 16:28 Friday, Jun 28, 2019 In: Young People
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This Friday! Youth Strike 4 Climate

This coming Friday (24 May 2019), Youth Strike 4 Climate in Hastings and St Leonards have organised another action for Climate Justice. Your presence and support are urgently needed. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 10:54 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 In: Young People Tags: UK Student Climate Network
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Gory story gets the glory!

A group of Hastings’ best and brightest young writers recently lent their budding expertise to judge a series of crime stories written by their adult contemporaries. The Hastings Young Writers group sent this report.

Posted 17:30 Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 In: Young People Tags: Pegasus books
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Stage 3 involves youngsters with global issues

This Saturday 30 March, 1-2pm, the Stage 3 theatre company, part of People’s Palace Projects, are bringing their award-winning and self-titled performance to the White Rock theatre. Immediately following will be a free workshop for ages 12-18 to discuss concerning issues in a fun and interactive fashion. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

Posted 17:39 Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 In: Young People Tags: Global Issues migration Peoples Palace Projects Queen Mary University Social issues Stage 3 White Rock workshop
Leonardo Gagliano, General Manager and Jessica Lawrence at Hilton Maidstone present the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People Grant to Tony Dart, CEO of Seeing Ear and Luda Vanina-Dart.

1,000 books for young people with visual impairments

£6,540 has been awarded by DM Thomas Foundation for Young People to help provide 1,000 books adapted for young people with visual impairments to the National Accessible Library run by Seeing Ear. The foundation reports.

Posted 12:58 Monday, Feb 18, 2019 In: Young People Tags: books DM Thomas Foundation for Young People Hastings Hilton Maidstone National Accessible Library physical disability print blindness reading for pleasure Seeing Ear Tony Dart visual impairment young people
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