Year 10 student, Nieve Reyes certainly packed a punch when she addressed delegates at the Labour Party conference in Brighton on 26th September, where she attracted media attention with her straight-talking speak concerning working-class teenagers. Part of her speech highlighted the negative effect that stereotyping has on muting out the voices of working-class youngsters in modern day Britain. Nieve eloquently explained the reasons why more needs to be done to ensure students have a greater say in matters affecting their future and greater access to political and critical debating. At Loreto, Nieve and other students have been involved with the charity Reclaim who provide opportunities for students to become involved in politics and community projects.
Well done to Nieve on attracting so much positive attention and for providing a voice for young working class people.