How much higher can youngsters get?

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Drew5233, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    After feeling rather depressed everytime I see a negative report on teenagers posted on here I thought I start a 'higher' thread where teenagers are in the news on a positive note.

    I know the first post is not Military related but you only have too look at the ages of some of the chaps coming home from Afghanistan too know that their are plenty of youngsters serving their country tonight as we watch the TV.

    Teen hero who nailed hoodies - Halifax Today

    A BOY of just 14 put two hooded raiders behind bars for more than nine years.
    One of the hoodies had a knife and stabbed a passer-by as they fled from a botched robbery at a Halifax off-licence.

    But they were brought to justice by teenager James Dye, who identified their getaway car and two of the five-strong gang. James, now 15, has been honoured with a bravery award from the High Sheriff of West Yorkshire.


    There not all bad in the UK ;)
     
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  2. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    No they are not.. They are some of the finest this country has ever had ..They dont though outnumber the rest.
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I think you may be wrong there....I would like to think they don't get the media like the minority due to a lack of paper sales.
     
  4. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    medja has nothing to do with it.. Ionly have to get a bus into town tonight. Iuse buses too now and the fear of some older folk is there to see just on a bus in a market town its eyes i use not the mail.
     
  5. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    I find myself constantly having to get involved..almost on a weekly basis in situations where most turn away. Be it on a bus..cinema or shops.. And I live in a small market town .its not media its events.
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Sorry the media has everything to do with it...If it wasn't for media you wouldn't be aware of any of those posts in how low can youngsters get.

    You're just generalising all youngsters on buses. Some would say the same about Asians with backpacks too. I can remember when I grew up in London that all blacks were rapists and muggers and all the Irish were in the IRA quite ridiculous really.

    Anyway hopefully members will post their local good news stories here or this thread will fade away into nothing.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
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  7. James Daly

    James Daly Senior Member

    My thoughts.... the only reason it seems at times that there are more wrong 'uns is because time and time again they're the only one we hear about. Bad news sells. But for every kid out there getting plastered of an evening I'm sure there are plenty more at home, reading or making airfix models.

    Think about it - you see a young person do a good deed, then seconds later see another do a bad one. Which one sticks in your mind longer?
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Not my area but I knew there would be at least one if I looked hard enough and it was at the top of my first search ;)

    Award nomination for war memorial teenager - Norfolk News - EDP24

    A teenager has been nominated for an award for looking after a village war memorial.

    Kurtis-Ross Green, 15, bought tools from his own pocket money to tidy up the monument outside his family's chip shop in Hunstanton Road, Dersingham, near King's Lynn.
     
  9. peterhastie

    peterhastie Senior Member

    My neice, who I think deserves a mention.

    :: CWGC ::

    She also attended the service at Wesminster Abbey. Passing of a generation.
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    OOOOOOooo And another ....

    Teenager creates permanent war memorial after school lets Remembrance Day pass almost unnoticed | Mail Online

    For many teenagers, the events of the First and Second World Wars bear little relevance to their modern lives.

    But not so for 15-year-old Elly Crozier, who decided that too little was done at her school to remember the British men and women who lost their lives.

    Unimpressed after Whitley Bay High School let Remembrance Day pass almost unnoticed, the schoolgirl took it upon herself to lobby for a lasting memorial.
     
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  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    My Neice who I think deserves a mention

    :: CWGC ::

    She certainly does Peter !
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  13. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    Sorry the media has everything to do with it...If it wasn't for media you wouldn't be aware of any of those posts in how low can youngsters get.

    You're just generalising all youngsters on buses. Some would say the same about Asians with backpacks too. I can remember when I grew up in London that all blacks were rapists and muggers and all the Irish were in the IRA quite ridiculous really.

    Anyway hopefully members will post their local good news stories here or this thread will fade away into nothing.

    Cheers
    Andy

    Absolute rubbish... Im talking of personal experience not some media outlets you may have pproblems with. As forthe IRA my own mother was once in fisticuffs defending this family from just that accusation. I have enough personal experience to speak. dont try fo silence me with the race or irish card theres a good chap.
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Not wishing to go off topic if you read my post again you will see I was reffering to my own experiences growing up as a teenager in London regarding the Irish and Black members of the London community where I lived.
     
  15. James Daly

    James Daly Senior Member

    My neice, who I think deserves a mention.

    :: CWGC ::

    She also attended the service at Wesminster Abbey. Passing of a generation.

    good on her!
     
  16. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Great stuff, I think this thread should be 'stickied' to post only good news.
     
  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I was thinking the same Geoff, though in fairness I'd probably have to pin the 'Lower' thread too.
    Then we can have a contest between the outraged and the positive ;).
     
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  18. A perfect outlet for my thoughts:

    1) A super job done by the 15/16 year olds at Mametz Wood a couple of weeks back. They did themselves, their forefathers and their Swansea school proud. Plus, their teacher was brilliant.

    2) My own students, who love History, put a lot of time into researching the past and are wonderfully polite and enthsiastic.

    And yes, just like most of us, none of these will be perfect at all times.

    The great majority of children in this country, just like those who came before, will be fine people, some will be killed at war but most will toil day after day for their own futures and that of their children and the society around them.

    Every community has idiots but they never form the majority.

    Also, Peter, your niece contacted me recently as we were researching the same man. I believe she is off to uni at the end of this school year, I wish her much luck (though I think she will take care of herself). A super job!
     
  19. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    It is sad that we only really hear negative news. It does stay hard to think of youngsters in a good light nowadays.
     
  20. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    I was thinking the same Geoff, though in fairness I'd probably have to pin the 'Lower' thread too.
    Then we can have a contest between the outraged and the positive ;).

    Poop fair to the end..and to be fair If you read some of my posts youll all see I have constantly stated that this generation has provided possibly the best field force this country has put into the field ever.. Ive fought enough battles on the other forum defending todays youth and simarly enough ranting at the media who Itrust as much as Itrust politicians. Ihave a son at uni who is of this generation and he and friends do more for charity than ive done in a lifetime. But im not going to hide my head in the sand and pretend there isnt a problem. Ive encountered enough problems on a personal basis without resorting to any media tool. And Icertainly wont be silenced or pc d by anyone as long as its kept civil.
     

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