We were pleased to welcome Bjørn Ingers to Springfield this morning. Bjørn spoke to our Year 9 pupils about his personal story of surviving the Utoya Island Shooting in Norway and how this motivated him to educate young people about radicalisation and promoting peace. Year 9 were engaged in an interactive session with Bjørn which explored how young people can play an active part in countering violent extremism and promoting a more positive counter message. Bjørn spoke to the pupils today as part of the 'Extremely Together UK Education Roadshow'. Extremely Together was set up in 2016 by the Kofi Annan Foundation with the support of the European Commision and One Young World, they brought together 10 young leaders who steer the way in countering and preventing violent extremism. Under the banner of 'Extremely Together' they pool ideas, share experiences and produce a toolkit enabling them, their peers and thousands of young people around the world to turn the tide in the fight against extremism.
Thanks so much to Bjørn and Hayden from Unloc for visiting today, we wish you continued success with your roadshow!