Danny Bartlett

Danny is the founder of Hands up who’s Bored, a project looking to break through the yawn barrier of political education and change young people’s perceptions on what many believe to be a boring subject taught in schools.

Danny has recently come off the backend of a national PR campaign aimed at raising awareness on the importance of political literacy in the UK and worked closely with O2 Think Big, Amnesty UK, the Citizenship Foundation and Democratic Life to try and save Citizenship Education in the UK from becoming non-statutory.

As well as working with these fantastic organisations, Danny has also had the pleasure of working alongside Radio One DJ Reggie Yates who became my celebrity endorser during the campaign, David Blunkett MP, film director China Moo-Young and many inspirational young people who believe that a quality education in politics is essential to any democracy.

Danny was lucky enough to have his campaign advert played during X-Factor last year in front of an estimated 18million people as well as regular slots during cinema ad breaks across the south of England. From this affiliation and the growing success of the project, Danny was invited to speak at the Conservative Party Conference, BBC Parliament, the Think Big Gig at the indigO2 as well as many other amazing events.

At present Danny is working fulltime at the London School of Economics as well as working closely with BBC Three in developing documentaries aimed at engaging young people on a range of different issues. Danny is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post online and in his spare time, partake in the new craze sweeping the Welsh coastline - Coasteering!

Danny Bartlett