Every year the Youth Parliament meet at the House of Commons to debate and discuss issues for the year ahead. The topics they discuss are chosen from students from schools across the country. The issues are decided by voting in the ‘Make Your Mark Campaign’. There are 10 topics that are discussed with the students in Tutor Group time and in Citizenship lessons with Mr Gleeson. Then on Monday 1stOctober the students came to ‘Make their Mark’ and vote for the topic of their choice! They went through normal voting process by ticking a box next to their choice and placing it into the ballot box behind a screen. Overall 131 of our students voted and the top 3 topics that were chosen were:-
1st – Put an end to knife crime
2nd – Improve mental health services
3rd – Improve public transport
These results will now be passed onto the Youth Parliament and they will collect the rest of the results from approximately 25,000 other students from around the country and the most popular topics will be discussed in parliament.
Overall the students were impeccable and the voting was a great success
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