“I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion”
One of the most striking parts of the huge media coverage for Prince Philip over the past few days has been his extraordinary achievement with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. It has been reported that over five million young people have benefited from this programme providing hope, life skills and opportunity in abundance.
But the story starts much earlier than the mid-1950s when the Awards scheme began.
Prince Philip’s early life was not untypical of children now taken into care, growing up in circumstances which shattered conventional family life. However, his teenage years gave him a firm platform demonstrating how, given the right opportunities, all young people can break free of the challenges that beset them in early life and achieve their potential.
So please READ ON .. as this week we take a closer look at what brought this opportunity and a sense of purpose to the young Prince Philip, and how we can follow his example in the years ahead.
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Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.
The main set of proposals are as follows:
Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.