On Tuesday (7th October), 2 students from the Arthur Terry School attended the annual Birmingham Youth Conference at Birmingham University. The days aim was to gather young people’s opinions on how agencies can appropriately meet the needs of Young People and see what response the City needs to make. During the day, the students, Hannah Cook and William Kirby, met Barnardo’s Safer West Child Sexual Exploitation Development Team, Birmingham and Solihull’s Women’s Aid and the Security & Partnership Officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. They also met Kash ‘The Flash’ Gill, the former 4 time Kickboxing World Champion. He was there to share the experiences he had growing up in Handsworth, Birmingham. He explained about how he seized all the opportunities that were given to him that has helped him achieve all the goals he had when he was younger: to become the world champion and to open up his own gym. He has now opened up his own gym in Ladywood, Birmingham that helps “keep kids off the streets and to stop them getting in trouble”. He showed a video of a compilation of his knock-outs and his autobiography ‘My Life in a Flash’.