May 20 2013 Latest news:
by Flora Drury
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tottenham’s future wound its way down the High Road this week – and it looked bright.
People came out on the street to watch hundreds of young people make their way from Gladesmore Community School, Crowland Road, to White Hart Lane, stopping off briefly at 639 High Road to unveil a plaque with the help of Tottenham MP David Lammy and Spurs captain Ledley King.
Tuesday’s festival of colour involving a number of schools was all part Gladesmore’s Value Life initiative, now in its ninth year.
The project aims to raise awareness of how to stay safe on the streets and also actively campaigns against gun and knife crime. This year, the students said they wanted to make a very public statement about how they felt about Tottenham.
The plaque – now there for everybody to read – is dedicated to the community from the students who “aspire to make a positive contribution to society”.
Gladesmore head of citizenship Lee Carryl said: “This year, due to the fact of the disturbances, students decided to go back into the community and send a message.
“The Value Life plaque [unveiled at 639] is basically the young people stating their intentions for the community and the future.
“Students are seen as being part of the problem – that is not actually the case.”