Social mobility: The worst places to grow up poor

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"You've got this - the whirlwind that you're in - is the beginning of something wonderfully new - for you."

Rhythmical Mike, a 24-year-old East Midlands poet, performs his work to pupils at Lovers' Lane Primary school in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

It's an area where many children face big challenges and, according to a new State of the Nation report from the Social Mobility Commission, their life chances are too often limited from the outset.

Mike, real name Mike Markham, has been a poet for about six years, running his own company…

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