Future Voices

Welcome to the Future Voices section of the EDP website. Working with Norfolk County Council, we want to give young people in Norfolk a voice so they can tell us about their lives, their thoughts, and their future. All the articles are written by young people in Norfolk aged 13 to 18.

If you want to contribute articles, ideas or photos to Future Voices, please email, or send us a tweet to @EDP24 using #FutureVoices.

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Many young people find themselves struggling with self-identity, body image and social pressures during their teenhood.

Exam season has arrived, so Future Voices writer and student Chloe Diggines has shared her tips for success.

When you were five and were asked ‘what do you want most when you grow up?’ - you probably would have enthusiastically answered with the simplest of things.

I’ve been learning how to drive since September of last year, mainly because I’ve been told that being able to drive a car is a highly valuable skill that I’ll need in life, and while I certainly don’t doubt that fact, the idea of what comes after I pass doesn’t instil much excitement in me.

past few years have seen many high schools develop into academies - but what impact does this have?

Going to university symbolises an exciting new chapter in your life but, for some people, the process of choosing the right university can be a daunting, often stressful, task.

I’m lucky enough to remember the first Norwich City game I attended. Sadly, I wonder how many young children can say that in 2017.

Future Voices student Chloe Diggines, 16, sat down with the Theatre Royal’s new chief executive Stephen Crocker.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat - A few of the most popular social networking sites for young people.

Having been at a Catholic school for the past 15 years, the Easter period has been very much ingrained in my life.

Do A-Levels teach you how to pass a test rather than important life skills? Or, are you happy with your A-Level choices?

Although summer may seem a lifetime away, it is time to start preparing for the festival season. Especially when top choices, such as the Lake District’s Kendal Calling, are already sold out.

Many high school students feel that they should be learning more about life skills and less about how to find the area of a trapezium.

On February 1, about 2000 people gathered outside Norwich City Hall to protest against Donald Trump’s policy of banning seven different countries from the United States, as well as Theresa May’s invitation for a state visit.

I’m sure we will never all come to an agreement on this issue, but it will still be debated every year.

A petition to authorise open book English Literature exams for 2017 has gained more than 100,000 signatures and will be considered by Parliament. But, are open book exams really the best way forward?

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