Bolingbroke's head boy Yahya (centre) appeared in a Sky News documentary and debate, The Coronavirus Generation last week
A Bolingbroke Sixth form student has appeared on a national TV news debate about the challenges facing young people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Head boy Yahya Mia, 17, took part in the recent Sky News programme, The Coronavirus Generation, which was hosted remotely by Dermot Murnaghan, and broadcast last Friday.
It aimed to analyse the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Britain’s young people, a cohort who may forever be known as the Cornavirus generation. While the full effect of the virus and subsequent lockdown are not yet know, the social, economic and mental health effects could end up scarring some for the rest of their lives.
In the programme, Yahya and other young people described how their lives have been knocked off track by the Coronavirus, and how they are managing the situation.
Yahya talked movingly of how at one point he was doing three jobs to help support his family financially, at the same time as trying to keep on top of his studies. He hopes to study geography at Queen Mary or Bristol University after a year abroad, but is relying on a bursary. If he doesn’t get the grades he needs, he may not end up getting that support.
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