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Blackburn and Darwen pupils in 'Dragons' Den' competition for anti-terrorism project cash

PUPILS bid for cash for anti-terrorism projects in a Dragons’ Den-style workshop.

Students from Blackburn Central High School and Darwen Aldridge Community Academy gave presentations to judges including Lancashire Police chief supt Bob Eastwood, deputy police and crime commissioner Ibrahim Master and representatives from Blackburn-based company Euro Garages.

They had to convince the ‘dragons’ why their projects deserved financial backing from Prevent Strategy.

Majid Ditta, deputy headteacher at Blackburn Central High School, said the six year 10 pupils from the Haslingden Road school’s team had worked hard in their own time to create a convincing presentation.

He said: “The students had to prepare something totally independent of the teaching staff in their own time.

“It was a really superb moment.

“The students were really nervous, but we so very proud that they were able to speak with such great confidence.

“Their team work and preparation shone through.”

The event was held at the council chambers in Blackburn and the students were competing for their share of £3,000.

Blackburn Central High was finally awarded £1,600, with DACA taking £1,400 to carry out its plans.

Mr Ditta said the students planned to use the money to put on a stage production promoting the ideas of tolerance, understanding and integration as well as to do workshops with other schools.

He said: “From a school’s perspective, we all benefit from this kind of thing because we have a more cultural school.

“Pupils being able to talk about challenging things in a safe and secure environment is a very powerful thing.”

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1:16pm Sat 6 Jul 13

woolywords says...

Am sorry but the promotion of "ideas of tolerance, understanding and integration" has to pass a flawed test of those bearded ones, whose ethic is against change, even if the majority ask for it. Stuck in a rut of their dogma, with a blinkered outlook, based upon a belief that, what is written is both true and cannot be changed, is a mammoth task to overcome.
That said, I do wish you luck with your endeavours.
Am sorry but the promotion of "ideas of tolerance, understanding and integration" has to pass a flawed test of those bearded ones, whose ethic is against change, even if the majority ask for it. Stuck in a rut of their dogma, with a blinkered outlook, based upon a belief that, what is written is both true and cannot be changed, is a mammoth task to overcome. That said, I do wish you luck with your endeavours. woolywords
  • Score: 1

4:51pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Excluded again says...

But the dogmatic fundamentalists can't force anyone to follow them in a free society.

The more children's minds are opened to tolerance, integration and understanding, the less space there is for the fundamentalists.

Much more effective in creating barriers to tolerance, integration and understanding is the government's continued championing of state faith schools, with more and more coming on-line. Whist children might be willing to break free of all sorts of religious dogma, the government is funding schools whose aim is to prod them back into the fold.
But the dogmatic fundamentalists can't force anyone to follow them in a free society. The more children's minds are opened to tolerance, integration and understanding, the less space there is for the fundamentalists. Much more effective in creating barriers to tolerance, integration and understanding is the government's continued championing of state faith schools, with more and more coming on-line. Whist children might be willing to break free of all sorts of religious dogma, the government is funding schools whose aim is to prod them back into the fold. Excluded again
  • Score: 3

5:02pm Sat 6 Jul 13

beardwoodman says...

interesting majid ditta whose brother is a druggie not happy at all
interesting majid ditta whose brother is a druggie not happy at all beardwoodman
  • Score: -2

5:03pm Sat 6 Jul 13

beardwoodman says...

lots of parenst not happy keeps speaking Asian language in an English school with his pupils my child used to go to queens park they kept coming home saying teachers speaking asian
lots of parenst not happy keeps speaking Asian language in an English school with his pupils my child used to go to queens park they kept coming home saying teachers speaking asian beardwoodman
  • Score: 2

6:09pm Sat 6 Jul 13

sen c b l says...

woolywords wrote:
Am sorry but the promotion of "ideas of tolerance, understanding and integration" has to pass a flawed test of those bearded ones, whose ethic is against change, even if the majority ask for it. Stuck in a rut of their dogma, with a blinkered outlook, based upon a belief that, what is written is both true and cannot be changed, is a mammoth task to overcome.
That said, I do wish you luck with your endeavours.
Blame yourself on this one unless you could provide evidence as to actually what you have personally done to overcome segregation, besides shooting off faster than a rocket stuffed up his 'heet-hoot'.
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Am sorry but the promotion of "ideas of tolerance, understanding and integration" has to pass a flawed test of those bearded ones, whose ethic is against change, even if the majority ask for it. Stuck in a rut of their dogma, with a blinkered outlook, based upon a belief that, what is written is both true and cannot be changed, is a mammoth task to overcome. That said, I do wish you luck with your endeavours.[/p][/quote]Blame yourself on this one unless you could provide evidence as to actually what you have personally done to overcome segregation, besides shooting off faster than a rocket stuffed up his 'heet-hoot'. sen c b l
  • Score: 0

1:01am Sun 7 Jul 13

Good call says...

Terrorism, will that include killing innocents in wars based on lies generated by politicians who are pawns of the military industrial complex and banking cartel?
Terrorism, will that include killing innocents in wars based on lies generated by politicians who are pawns of the military industrial complex and banking cartel? Good call
  • Score: 6

1:55pm Sun 7 Jul 13

Saj143 says...

sen c b l wrote:
woolywords wrote:
Am sorry but the promotion of "ideas of tolerance, understanding and integration" has to pass a flawed test of those bearded ones, whose ethic is against change, even if the majority ask for it. Stuck in a rut of their dogma, with a blinkered outlook, based upon a belief that, what is written is both true and cannot be changed, is a mammoth task to overcome.
That said, I do wish you luck with your endeavours.
Blame yourself on this one unless you could provide evidence as to actually what you have personally done to overcome segregation, besides shooting off faster than a rocket stuffed up his 'heet-hoot'.
Be careful ... Wooly words is a liar.
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Am sorry but the promotion of "ideas of tolerance, understanding and integration" has to pass a flawed test of those bearded ones, whose ethic is against change, even if the majority ask for it. Stuck in a rut of their dogma, with a blinkered outlook, based upon a belief that, what is written is both true and cannot be changed, is a mammoth task to overcome. That said, I do wish you luck with your endeavours.[/p][/quote]Blame yourself on this one unless you could provide evidence as to actually what you have personally done to overcome segregation, besides shooting off faster than a rocket stuffed up his 'heet-hoot'.[/p][/quote]Be careful ... Wooly words is a liar. Saj143
  • Score: -2

8:48pm Sun 7 Jul 13

jack preston says...

the crusaders saw this happening hundreds of years ago and stopped it .why do we now accept this Islamic takeover of our culture as being the norm. very dangerous for the future of this now faithless country.anti- terrorism project my arse.
the crusaders saw this happening hundreds of years ago and stopped it .why do we now accept this Islamic takeover of our culture as being the norm. very dangerous for the future of this now faithless country.anti- terrorism project my arse. jack preston
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Sun 7 Jul 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

It's simple to me, anyone who wants to kill human beings for any cause is sick and should be exterminated them selves.
It's simple to me, anyone who wants to kill human beings for any cause is sick and should be exterminated them selves. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 2

6:41am Mon 8 Jul 13

Excluded again says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
It's simple to me, anyone who wants to kill human beings for any cause is sick and should be exterminated them selves.
Not sure you have thought that one through.

As anyone who wants to kill human beings for any cause should be exterminated, those who want to kill human beings for the cause of stopping anyone wanting to kill human beings for a cause be exterminated?

Was this post really a for of suicide note?
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: It's simple to me, anyone who wants to kill human beings for any cause is sick and should be exterminated them selves.[/p][/quote]Not sure you have thought that one through. As anyone who wants to kill human beings for any cause should be exterminated, those who want to kill human beings for the cause of stopping anyone wanting to kill human beings for a cause be exterminated? Was this post really a for of suicide note? Excluded again
  • Score: 1

7:51am Mon 8 Jul 13

woolywords says...

The evidence is there for all to see, without the need for me to point it out, where the THIRD generation has to be taught tolerance. This speaks volumes to the ideology of the previous two.
As for me, I've paid my taxes to whoever they are due, on time, paid into the welfare system and never sought to use any and all means to evade rendering what is due, unlike some. So, in spite of how galling you find it, I am entitled to express an opinion as to how it is spent.

Perhaps you could explain to me why is it still necessary to be providing translators, to people who hold UK passports? Addressing this issue would make more sense than choosing to have made me the subject of your post. Am I to pay forever, to teach English to people of your community, when you have madrassa and 'community' centres on every other street corner? Or is the truth of it, the 'teachers' don't have a decent command of the language themselves?
Fortunately, there is legislation on it's way to address this problem, where the onus is on the applicant to communicate in English and not on the State to employ speakers of the many dialects that come here.
Of course, I fully expect lots of protest about being forced to learn the language and would have you know that, for my part, I shall be as vociferous as the huge majority have been, on the topic of forced marriages.
The evidence is there for all to see, without the need for me to point it out, where the THIRD generation has to be taught tolerance. This speaks volumes to the ideology of the previous two. As for me, I've paid my taxes to whoever they are due, on time, paid into the welfare system and never sought to use any and all means to evade rendering what is due, unlike some. So, in spite of how galling you find it, I am entitled to express an opinion as to how it is spent. Perhaps you could explain to me why is it still necessary to be providing translators, to people who hold UK passports? Addressing this issue would make more sense than choosing to have made me the subject of your post. Am I to pay forever, to teach English to people of your community, when you have madrassa and 'community' centres on every other street corner? Or is the truth of it, the 'teachers' don't have a decent command of the language themselves? Fortunately, there is legislation on it's way to address this problem, where the onus is on the applicant to communicate in English and not on the State to employ speakers of the many dialects that come here. Of course, I fully expect lots of protest about being forced to learn the language and would have you know that, for my part, I shall be as vociferous as the huge majority have been, on the topic of forced marriages. woolywords
  • Score: 1

1:16pm Mon 8 Jul 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

Excluded again wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
It's simple to me, anyone who wants to kill human beings for any cause is sick and should be exterminated them selves.
Not sure you have thought that one through.

As anyone who wants to kill human beings for any cause should be exterminated, those who want to kill human beings for the cause of stopping anyone wanting to kill human beings for a cause be exterminated?

Was this post really a for of suicide note?
Hi EA
The way you have put does make my statement sound odd, what I meant was anyone who deliberately goes out to kill men women and children should be hung in my opinion, this should be seen as the punishment for the crime THEY committed, hanging would then save millions of tax payers money which could be spent on hospitals, cancer treatment etc etc.
[quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: It's simple to me, anyone who wants to kill human beings for any cause is sick and should be exterminated them selves.[/p][/quote]Not sure you have thought that one through. As anyone who wants to kill human beings for any cause should be exterminated, those who want to kill human beings for the cause of stopping anyone wanting to kill human beings for a cause be exterminated? Was this post really a for of suicide note?[/p][/quote]Hi EA The way you have put does make my statement sound odd, what I meant was anyone who deliberately goes out to kill men women and children should be hung in my opinion, this should be seen as the punishment for the crime THEY committed, hanging would then save millions of tax payers money which could be spent on hospitals, cancer treatment etc etc. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 2

7:45pm Mon 8 Jul 13

jack preston says...

we have tried tolerance,understand
ing and relationship.all to have it thrown in our faces, for 50 years or so we have been all these things.just look how the face of Blackburn is being changed,shops that never close,mosques on every street,out of character rebuilding projects,more Asian only schools,there was a programme on t.v. this week called the town the travellers took over,well Blackburn is the town the Asians took over.
we have tried tolerance,understand ing and relationship.all to have it thrown in our faces, for 50 years or so we have been all these things.just look how the face of Blackburn is being changed,shops that never close,mosques on every street,out of character rebuilding projects,more Asian only schools,there was a programme on t.v. this week called the town the travellers took over,well Blackburn is the town the Asians took over. jack preston
  • Score: 2

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