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

Fri, 17:28

Islington became the first council to pass a motion of no confidence in the government’s flagship social welfare reform last night.

Fri, 15:13

Councillors met with pupils from a Finsbury primary school to celebrate a commitment to resettle 100 asylum-seeking children over the next 10 years.

Fri, 13:23

Marks and Spencer’s bid to sell alcohol every day from 8am at a new Archway store has angered police and Islington Council due to the high number of street drinkers in the area – but the shop says it doesn’t stock the kind of booze that attracts alcoholics.

Thu, 17:32

Highbury Leisure Centre is to be partially reopened on Monday – but the building that went up in flames is to be demolished and it’s unknown who will foot the bill for repairs.

Thu, 14:36

Councillors will clash over the best way to influence a Brexit negotiations they have no direct control over at a town hall meeting tonight (Thu).

Thu, 14:21

A Canonbury street artist known as “the man behind the easel” is having his work exhibited – in the local pub.

Thu, 10:08

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing Islington mother.

Thu, 08:02

More than 50 volunteers scoured the roads of Islington to count rough sleepers and create a “snapshot” of the borough’s street homeless population on Friday.

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

Hot Jobs

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