Colours Photo continues to use our skills to support local organisations as much as possible. Over the past few weeks we have been working with Positive Youth News Haringey (PYNH), an organisation promoting the huge achievements of young people in Haringey and challenging the negative stereotypes in the media. PYNH have created a poster campaign and we’ve been lucky enough to capture the photos for use in Haringey. The campaign was formally launched at a VIP event at London’s City Hall overlooking Tower Bridge, hosted by Haringey Assembly Member Joanne McCartney, earlier this week.
Positive Youth News is run by young people in Haringey, a north London borough, and recently won a nation vInspired award for its work changing the negative perceptions of young people in the borough. Lorna Forbes from vInspired presented the team with their vInspired certificates, while Tottenham MP David Lammy presented a donation from the proceeds of his book on the 2011 riots at the launch event.
Borough police commander Dr Victor Olisa commended PYNH for building a relationship between young people and police officers. Patrick Crozier, headteacher of Highgate Wood School, spoke of struggling with the belief that university was not for him, adding that inspiration for young people was key to self-confidence.
During the evening, guests heard from members of PYTHONS (Positive Youth Thriving in Haringey Obtaining Notable Success) project, a group of 14 young people from across Haringey who are actively challenging the negative perceptions many have of young people from the borough.
The evening also featured music from rapper Nico Claiver and singers Kayley O’Niell and Kacey Chambers.
Click here to download the posters.