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Jul 19, 2013

Teenagers in London have the Ride of their Lives

Teenagers in London have the Ride of their Lives

Reuters photographer Olivia Harris spent time documenting end of year celebrations among a group of teenagers in east London. In Tower Hamlets, one of the most deprived parts of the city according to government statistics, a trend has arisen which sees many 16-year-olds at local schools spending large sums of money to rent increasingly flashy cars for their National Record of Achievement (NRA) ceremony, an event roughly equivalent to a prom celebration. The teens, who are too young to drive, are chauffeured around the neighbourhood and attend the ceremony at school, often before spending a night on the town.

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