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London young people to hold litter-picking flash mob

Children & Young People Now
16 January 2009

Young people from east London are planning to combat negative stereotypes with a litter-picking flash mob.

The 11- to 20-year-olds, some of whom are part of LifeLine Youth Consultancy, which gives youth workers advice on engaging young people, will wear high-visibility vests at the Switch ID event in Dagenham on 31 January. They will pick up litter, distribute leaflets for a local youth club and survey local residents on potential improvements to the area, supported by local youth workers.

A flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action for a brief time, then quickly disperse. The young people are promoting the event through word-of-mouth and social networking sites.

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