Search

Islington youngsters teach Jeremy Corbyn how to fix a phone screen

PUBLISHED: 16:40 30 August 2016 | UPDATED: 17:12 30 August 2016

Jeremy Corbyn gets shown how to fix a cracked phone screen

Jeremy Corbyn gets shown how to fix a cracked phone screen

Archant

Jeremy Corbyn took a seat next to some Islington teenagers last week to learn how to fix cracked phone screens.

The youngsters were taking part in the iPhone Repair Academy run by Cracked It, a social enterprise designed to keep kids away from crime and help them get work.

The budding phone repair technicians helped the Labour leader fix the phone at the St. John’s Community Centre on the Elthorne Estate.

He said: “I thought it was very impressive. These are young people who have come together in a positive way in a positive atmosphere. Much better that - looking positively on the world - than being ignored and ending up with negative ideas and negative attitudes. Well done Cracked It.”

Josh Babarinde, Cracked It’s chief executive, said: “It was fantastic that Jeremy Corbyn was able to join us for the afternoon.

“I’m so proud that our team of trainee phone technicians could showcase the skills and talents they developed on the course, and ask for Jeremy’s advice about their future plans.”

Latest Islington News Stories

Yesterday, 13:00

An innovative NHS project that hires people with first-hand experience of mental illness to support mental health patients across Islington has won a national award.

Yesterday, 11:59

A hundred neighbours were rushed from their beds on Saturday evening as a major gas leak saw Green Lanes locked down.

Yesterday, 10:48

A chatty Big Issue seller who died alone in a hostel room. A table tennis-playing “teddy bear” who killed himself. At least four people who were homeless in Islington have died over the last 12 months, but no one is recording their deaths.

Yesterday, 07:55

Islington has enrolled in national anti-sugar campaign to battle tooth decay and unhealthy diets.

Friday, October 19, 2018

A housing association has been lambasted for its “appalling” approach to repair and maintenance work on a Clerkenwell estate.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Jamie Brown of Archant Local Impact explains how you can build brand awareness.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Volunteers from a Finsbury Park charity that uses surplus food to cook for people in need have scoooped an award for their “outstanding” meals.

Friday, October 19, 2018

A multi-billion-pound gas company has bowed to opposition and abandoned plans to partially astroturf the historic Canonbury Square Gardens.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now