This week the Gypsy Kids are standing up for themselves. 13 year old Ben has been bullied out of no less than 10 schools because he is a Gypsy. He has channeled his frustrations and decided to speak out on stage at a London conference. But will his nerves get the better of him?
10 year old Scarlett lives on a council run Traveller site. It’s been there for generations but unfortunately, a developer wants to build a shopping centre on top of it. Scarlett and her family are being moved to a new location by the council. The children from the site go exploring to find the proposed location and are left devastated when they learn it’s in the middle of the woods. They are compelled to protest outside their site in a desperate attempt to prevent the move.
At just 10 years old, English Traveller Rhiann has faced more than her fair share of bullying. Her Mum has removed her from school as a result. Rhiann dreams of being an actress but when an opportunity to audition for a top agency arises, it becomes apparent that Rhiann’s reading has suffered due to her time away from the classroom. Not to be deterred, Rhiann makes the choice to return to school to ensure the bullies don’t hold her back.
16 year old Jessie is breaking the mould. She wants to be taken seriously as a female boxer and her family will support her, as long as she keeps on top of her cleaning.