STUDENTS from Eastwood put their creative thinking caps on after being invited to a Labour Party policy meeting in Nottingham.
About 20 youngsters from Eastwood Comprehensive were invited to the Nottingham Contemporary last week to discuss access into creative jobs. They were joined by MP Gloria De Piero, famous Nottingham-born playwright Billy Ivory and Ivan Lewis MP, shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport.
Ms De Piero said the meeting would help to shape her party’s policy on supporting creative industries.
She added: “The students who came had some really amazing things to say and what we learned from them will feed into a report we are preparing about how we can support creative industries.
“Jobs in these industries can be very fulfilling and it is crucial that those who have the desire to move into these areas have the chance to do so.”
They should not be at a disadvantage just because they don’t live in a city.”