This November, Members of the UK Youth Parliament will come together to debate the issues young people feel are the most important to address in our country. This will be Sunbury Manor School’s fourth year taking part in the Youth Parliament Campaign.

The UK Youth Parliament provides opportunities for KS3 and KS4 students to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better. This campaign encourages our young people to use their voice in political ways to bring about social change.  This is exactly the ethos we promote at Sunbury Manor, whether it be in the classroom, student council meetings, after school clubs or at the public speaking debates. We try to provide as many opportunities as possible for our students to be heard, by giving students a voice and the support they need to make a difference.

Our Year 8 -11 students spent time during tutor and assemblies, discussing and debating topics put forward for consideration. Each student was given the opportunity to vote three times: one vote for a UK issue, one vote for a devolved issue and the third, the opportunity to suggest one area that the local councils should be taking into consideration to improve.

As a school, our students have put forward that voting at 16, protecting the environment and welcoming all refugees, will be our UK issues.  Our devolved issues are tackling child poverty, providing more services for mental health and putting an end to knife crime.  Locally our students would like to see the council working towards providing a school bus service for students to travel to and from school and they would like to see efforts made to provide better youth services.

The votes have been submitted …. Now it’s over to the Youth Parliament on behalf of Sunbury Manor School, to MAKE OUR MARK!!

Make Your mark





Posted on: 25/10/2019