International Rock Festival
Gillian Simmons, from England’s most northerly council, Berwick-upon-Tweed, was telling me about their youth engagement plans for this year. The council is supporting a venture between Berwick High School and a local music company PFL Studios. The venture Berwick Music is setting up a music festival in July. Students at the school are developing their business skills with a real life event that is a touch more interesting than the traditional "Widget-Building role play games" that I remember as a student. The council is supporting the event in a number of ways ranging from the practical – loaning Hi-Vis jackets – to strategic advice on licencing.