Big Tent Digital events
Tuesday 7th July
The Lost Generation
Covid-19 and the education gap
The pandemic has meant that thousands of children will have gone six months without going to school. What is the impact of the prolonged schools closure on children’s education and life chances? What do we need to do to help the children from this “lost year” recover and catch up? What have the challenges been of supporting students virtually, and managing the transition back to school? Join us as we go IN depth to talk to leaders from primary, secondary and further education about their experiences managing this period, and discuss the long term impact of this unprecedented period on young people’s lives.
Chantal Bowman-Boyles (Chair)
Managing Partner, Europe, FINN Partners
Baroness Sally Morgan
Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Principal of Oak National Academy
Reach Academy Feltham
Thursday 16th July 5.30pm
Mental Health and Isolation
The role of community in protecting mental health
Join us as we discuss Britain’s mental health epidemic and how this has been exacerbated during the lockdown. We will be taking a deep dive into the work that the pioneering youth campaigning group, We Will, have done to support the mental health of residents across Maryport, Cumbria, before discussing how community-based solutions could combat Britain’s mental health crisis nationally.
This event is the second event in our series: Unleashing the Power of our Communities, exploring the case for a new social settlement. Over the course of 6 events, Local Trust and the Big Tent Ideas Festival are exploring the case for a new social settlement to help rebuild our society, re-calibrating the role of the community to solve some of the most pressing problems that we face. Each session will focus on practical solutions to strengthen our social fabric and support communities to prosper.