Harry has been involved in the Square Mile Project with De Montfort University, which aims to create a model for bringing together communities – a process he considers vital following the UK Riots in August.
On September 9th, Harry took part in a walkabout in the Square Mile (an area selected within Leicester). Having previously spoken to adults in a door-to-door survey, the project expanded into speaking to the area’s young people.
Harry and the team visited the places that young people congregated in, with a questionnaire compiled by them, which aimed to identify ways in which the community needed to improve. Harry spoke to young people at Rally Park, Fosse Road, Woodgate and Tudor Road. The results gathered will inform new community projects.
Already, the University has begun planning a volunteer day on the 22nd of September, and aims to launch community sport projects such as a 5-A-Side Football league. Furthermore, the University will be looking at introducing a scheme that invites young engineers in the area to create robots and trial them with a chance of competing at an event in Vienna. All of this forms part of Harry’s belief in involving young people in their community.