See how peace trumps extremism at NewVIc college

PUBLISHED: 09:42 12 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:42 12 May 2017

Students at NewVIc college form a

Students at NewVIc college form a "peace" symbol as part of their protest. PICTURE: Sandra Bauer


Students at NewVic sixth form college have been campaigning against extremism and for freedom and peace.

On Tuesday May 9, students from the health and social care course took part in a day of activities including a video booth where students could record their feeling about extremism.

The day peaked with a piece of “crowd art” where they formed a giant human peace sign in the gym.

Lecturer Emma Wood said her stduents were very knowledgeable about current affairs and added: “They are incredibly clued-up and want to ensure that their generation are the ones that will make a difference and stop the negativity that pulls people apart.”

One of those students, 18-year-old Habib Rahman from Barking said: “Peace is a complicated issue – there is no simple answer. It is about achieving compromise and understanding”.

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