Recent winner of the Rotary Young Citizen’s Award 2020, Theo Sergiou has achieved outstanding feats for the community. Based in Enfield, Theo is passionate about reducing knife crime, and throughout the global pandemic, he has been offering support to 5 BEATS hospitals and supporting those who are nervous to attend appointments. As a member of the Youth Advisory Forum, Theo is the youngest person in British history to contribute to a No.10 Cabinet meeting. Theo is also a youth representative on Health Education England’s national Patient Advisory Forum where he works hard to ensure HEE programmes are accessible and inclusive for all users.
In their discussion, Theo Sergiou and GMA researcher Amy Rubens touch on topics such as knife crime, gang culture, youth unemployment and apprenticeships.
“…that move to secondary from primary school seems to be where people start going down that wrong path, and that’s mainly because education wise it’s really much easier to fall between the gaps. And this can happen really easily due to poverty and all these other distinguishing factors which mean you’re not having the right learning environment, you’re not getting the right support.”