Sunday 21 June 2009 8.55am
The slightly puzzling thing is that there always seem to be so many young guys standing outside, not really doing anything. I'm a fan of Kids Company, on the basis of what I've read, and the syllabus sounds worthwhile, including "Fine Art Digital media, painting, portfolio preparation, fashion, drawing. Performing Arts & Music Singing and MC skills, DJ workshops, songwriting, studio recording. Psychology Emotions and how they work, body language, how the brain works, addiction. The Human Body First aid, advanced nutrition, fitness and exercise, alternative health methods. How to run your own home Cooking and cleaning, budgeting and bills, basic plumbing, carpentry. Social Affairs International politics and economics, free trade, global poverty, civil rights. Working with children & young people Child protection, how children think and feel. Organisation Presentation and telephone skills, legal issues, career workshops, job hunting skills." But I have to say I'd been perplexed by what this place was all about. It's interesting to find out.