Generation Gifted

How easy is it for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to overcome their circumstances and follow their dreams?

How easy is it for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to overcome their circumstances and follow their dreams?

This two-parter asks exactly that question, and tonight’s first episode (the series concludes tomorrow) follows three promising 13-year-old girls from low-income families as they prepare to begin their GCSEs.

In Port Talbot, talented writer Anne Marie is desperate to go to university, Jada from Birmingham dreams of being a paediatrician and in Tamworth, Shakira wants to become an artist and help her seriously ill little brother.

The programme-makers will be catching up with the teenagers in two years’ time to continue the series.

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