This Labour Party conference speech by 16-year-old Lauren Stocks is going viral

An emotive speech by 16-year-old Lauren Stocks is going viral after she shed light on the state of Britain’s schools.

The GCSE student won a standing ovation following the speech which touched on the mental health of students and their well-being.

Stocks rubbished statistics that found three in ten children in every classroom suffer with mental illness, saying the figure should be closer to half if not more.

She said: “I could have walked into any food tech, history, art, maths classroom and just watched seas of spaced out, stressed out, depressed kids in a battlefield where they can’t afford pens and paper.

“It is a disgusting sight and we cannot sit on our hands  any longer.”

Watch the speech below:

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