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MHS Pupils Voting on Big Issues
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15th October 2019

Every year our school takes part in the ‘Make Your Mark Campaign’ run by the National Youth Parliament. The campaign gives students across the country an opportunity to discuss and vote for topics that they feel are most important to them. At MHS wethe pupils have discussed the topics in their tutor group time and in their Citizenship lessons with Mr Gleeson. The voting UK topics, one from Devolved topics and one from Local topics. The voting ran very smoothly and there were a total of 132 votes cast. The results were as follows:-

UK Topics

1st place – 44 votes – Votes at 16 (Give all 16 and 17 year olds the right the vote in all elections/referendums

2nd place – 27 votes – Protect the environment

3rd place – 17 votes – Welcome Refugees

Devolved Topics

1st place – 43 votes – Put an end to knife crime

2nd place – 31 votes – Improve Mental Health services

3rd place – 22 votes – Tackle Child Poverty

Local Topics

1st place – 62 votes – Tackle Homelessness

2nd place – 41 votes – Replace disposable plastic cups with reusable ones in the bistro

3rd place – 25 votes – Tackle Noise Pollution (noisy neighbours)

A huge well done to all who took part!