Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters are setting up a youth wing to nurture the next generation of political activists. Momentum Kids will launch nationwide across 150 local groups, with the aim of boosting the political involvement of children and the Corbyn-supporting activist movement by "promoting political activity that is fun, engaging and child-friendly". Dubbed "Tiny Trots" by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, Momentum will run a kids’ programme at a four-day festival on the fringes of the Labour party conference next weekend.
Children will be able to attend campaigning workshops and story-telling sessions as part of the arts, music, politics and cultural event in Liverpool. Alan Gibbons, the children’s author who will run some of the kids programme over the weekend, said he hoped Momentum Kids would offer children an antidote to "an education system that treats them only as future productive drones" and "develops only part of their personality". Momentum Kids will provide creches, breakfast clubs and after-school sessions for children as young as three to allow single parents to keep up with their political engagement in the 18,000-strong organisation.