We want the ideas for the campaigns to come from young people in the borough and for people to help share ideas and see how we can influence and change things together.
With the revamped website and while we can't meet in person the Young Mayor Team are going to create some online awareness raising campaigns! Joining in with others where we can to look at particular issues of interest to young people.
We will be doing a Campaign week, and will be happy if let us know any ideas you have, or get in touch!
The Young Mayor and Deputy and the Young Advisors know a bit about campaigning..
every year Young Mayor Candidates campaign on issues that are of interest to them. See the 2019 Candidate Statements here
The campaigns will include sharing info on social media, creating a page here on the site and blog posts by young people.. and anything else! you can get involved in any way!
We can also share our ideas and any changes with decision makers
who work in those areas to make a difference in Lewisham
Living a healthy live.
EAT A HEALTHY DIET
CONSUME LESSS SALT AND SUGAR
REDUCE INTAKE OF HARMFUL FATS
AVOID HARMFUL USE OF ALCOHOL
CHECK YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE REGULARLY.
Eat Healthy & Exercise
A good diet and a regular exercise regimen go hand in hand. They work our physical body and ensures that we are not gaining unnecessary weight or consuming foods that can lead to severe issues like high cholesterol or liver problems.
For a healthy diet, we need to ensure that we are eating right. Be sure to include plenty of fruits and vegetables. Include nuts and grains, as well, as they provide vital nutrients for our bodies. Protein is another food type to include. Minimize excessive sugar, junk, and fast foods, swap in more fruit, salads, and smoothies. However, we don't have to completely eliminate our favourite cookies, ice cream, and snacks. They can act as a treat we can have every now and then, in moderation.
Come help donate for our young people in Lewisham. For does that cant afford to buy everyday essentials. Things like, sanitary towels, school books, shower gel and other everyday essentials that are important.
For many Black pupils, battling school dress codes - official or unofficial - is part of everyday life. We are forced to choose between our education on the one hand, and our cultural identity and hair health on the other.
We’ve heard heart breaking stories of Black people humiliated at school because our hair was deemed unprofessional, unruly, unkempt, a distraction to others.
That’s why we are working with schools, academy chains, and educational bodies to support them to adopt the Halo Code, the UK’s first Black Hair Code.
The Halo Code explicitly protects students and staff who come to school with natural hair and protective hairstyles associated with their racial, ethnic, and cultural identities.
By adopting the Halo Code, schools are proactively taking a stand to ensure that no member of their community faces barriers or judgments because of their Afro-textured hair.
Our school champions the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black staff and students’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.
We welcome Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.
At this school, we recognise and celebrate our staff and students’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on anyone's ability to succeed.