Before the half term holiday, our Years 7 to 11 students took part in the ‘Make Your Mark’ Campaign during PSHEC lessons. This was organised by the Redbridge Youth Council.
The aim was for all young people to have a chance to vote for something they believe in and to help make a difference. There were 10 issues which were spoken about in every Youth Council nationally. Each Council then asked all the schools in their Borough to decide what issue should be spoken about in the Youth Parliament – this takes place in the House of Commons.
Our school had their vote in their lessons:
The most important issue that our girls felt needed to be tackled in the Houses of Parliament was Knife Crime, joint 2nd were Homelessness and Equal Pay and 3rd was Period Poverty.
This information was sent to Redbridge Council – hopefully all schools will feel the same and therefore our Redbridge Youth MPS will be able to take this issue to the House of Commons to debate and decide the issues that need to be dealt with next year.
Any girls from Year 7 (11-18 years old) can attend the Redbridge Youth Council which runs on Mondays at Ilford Town Hall from 5 – 7pm.
Year 10 and above can nominate themselves for Youth MP.