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Teens' video.

YOUNGSTERS working at a Barnado's project in Whitley Bay Whitley Bay, town (1991 pop. 36,040), North Tyneside metropolitan district, NE England, on the North Sea. Formerly the urban district of Whitley and Monkseaton, Whitley Bay was chartered as a municipal borough in 1954.  have produced a 10-minute documentary urging politicians to engage with disaffected teenagers.

Barnado's has made the video with young people at their Base project in Whitley Bay as the Government is considering raising the school leaving age The school leaving age states the minimum age which a person is legally allowed to leave compulsory education. The majority of countries have their school leaving age set the same as their minimum employment age, thus allowing smooth transition from education into employment,  to 18.

The charity took the video and youngsters from Base to the Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem party conferences. Among teenagers attending the Barnado's events are Norman Stephenson, 17, from the Palmersville project and Pauline Surtees from Base. Norman said: "It's important the views of those it will affect are taken into account."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 29, 2007
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