I don’t think anyone disagrees with the fact that the majority of the population is below average in terms of education. We have great schools and colleges, we do. The problem lies with what happens when they leave education. The majority of people go off to live and work in other towns and cities because there just really isn’t anything here for them. In Scunthorpe you usually work in retail, a factory or the steel works. None of those jobs are fun and most aren’t highly skilled. The people who are the best off in the town are either council or the smart self employed people who stayed here for other reasons. We need to bring in fun activities. Roller parks, Ice rinks, Escape rooms, Movies in the park, big festivals in the town center like humber street sesh in Hull. You need things like these to bring in younger, more intelligent people. But you also need the businesses those young people want to work at, especially online businesses, to bring more money to the region.
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