STUDENTS MAKE THEIR MARK
This November members of the UK Youth Parliament will come together to debate and decide at the House Commons the most important issue to campaign on for the year ahead. The UK Youth Parliament is the only organisation that is allowed to sit in the House of Commons.
The UK Youth Parliament provides opportunities for 11-18 years olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change, this is exactly the ethos we promote at Sunbury Manor, whether it is in the classroom, student council meetings, after school clubs or at the public speaking debates. We try to provide as many opportunities for our students to be heard, by giving students a voice and the support they need to make a difference, therefore we as a school felt it was an obvious choice to be involved and it was time to for us MAKE OUR MARK, for the second year running. We ran this last year with our Yr10 and Yr11 students and due to the campaign's success we are running it this year with Yr8, 9, 10 and 11.
Voting took place last week and have now been counted, they will be posted off to the Youth Parliament, to be added to the votes given by all young people across the UK.
Sunbury Manor's chosen three issues going through to the national vote are :
1. Work experience hubs for 11-18 year olds
2. A curriculum to prepare us for life
3. First aid for all young people
As a school being involved with this Make Your Mark campaign provided our students with another chance to realise that their votes are valued and important in the fight against making changes to benefit young people across the UK.