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.


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