On Wednesday 3rd October, Chloe Combi, who is a writer, speaker, consultant and sought out expert on youth issues, came to talk to senior pupils at CH. The title of her talk was 'Generation Z'.
Chloe Combi is a former school teacher and has written for the TES, Guardian, Independent, Daily Mail and Marie Claire. She is a regular on Sky News and Channel 4 News and has also appeared on Newsnight, Woman's Hour, LBC, Radio 5 Live, and Radio 2. She has been quoted by David Cameron in the House of Commons and is involved in the Mayor of London's ongoing campaign against youth crime and gangland culture. You can find out more about her by going to her website: https://chloecombi.net/
Please read on for a write-up of the event, provided by Freya (GR / Yr 13).
The talk by author and journalist Chloe Combi for Sixth Form students created a huge impact and sparked lively discussion and debate. The author of 'Generation Z', which inspired the Library Week that took place last year, was finally able to make it to CH after many holdups. It can be safely said that it was worth the wait. The talk followed an earlier reception where Chloe chatted in a relaxed way with a selection of students about her success as an author and her experience and future plans for 'Generation Z'. Her lecture itself was delightfully unconventional as rather than simply explaining and reading from her book, she prompted an energetic discussion about our generation and the problems we face. She initiated lively responses on issues such as our politics, futures, and attitudes, and discussed and compared the stereotypes and perception of each generation whilst encouraging us to voice our opinions. This conversation enabled many to speak and express their ideas on university fees, political hierarchy, feminism, and even Love Island! The varying responses showed how diverse and opinionated we are as a collective and left many with the desire to explore the perspectives of others compiled within her award-winning book.
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