Community Cohesion Event
On Thursday 9 October, the following students from the Student Council of Yewlands Academy: Brandon, Megan, Ben, Faith, Joshua, Luke, Tony, Anna and Shannon went to the Town Hall with many other schools such as Fir Vale and Ecclesfield to look at how we can promote Community Cohesion.
Once we got there, we met the guest speaker, Andrew Muhammad or 'The Investigator' who was a motivational speaker. He showed us slides with important messages like 'Happiness isn't what you have, it is what you are'. After Andrew, we joined a workshop about different states and problems people experience in the community. It helped us think about others and how we can help them.
After lunch, Shannon and Megan completed a PowerPoint about some Student Council community cohesion work they have completed with Fir Vale School last year. They were very nervous but they showed Yewlands Academy is a fantastic school to be at. It also sounded like they had a brilliant time at Fir Vale School.
After that two young advisers from Sheffield Futures came and talked about how they are changing our world to get people working together better and it was great. The last thing we did was ask a panel of Sheffield City Councillors a question to answer about community cohesion.
We had a great time at the Town Hall and hope I can go again someday as a Student Council member.