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Students 'Make their Mark'.

Friday 5th October 2018

Students 'Make their Mark'.

The UKYP provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their voice in a creative way to bring about social change.

It is made up of 300 MYP who are elected by their peers in youth elections throughout the UK and any young person 11-18 can stand for election or vote.

Once elected, the MYP organise events and projects, run campaigns and influence decision makers on the issues which matter most to young people.

In previous years several students from Helston Community College have been elected as MYP and been involved in the discussions in Westminster.

This year students were asked to vote on the following issues to help guide the Youth Parliment's campaign:

Improving Mental Health Services
Ending of period poverty
Votes at 16
End to knife crime
A curriculum for life
Support youth services
Equal pay for equal work
Tackling homelessness
Improving local transport
Welcoming refugees

Whilst there were differences between the year groups, the three most popular categories were:

       1. Tackling and reducing homelessness

       2. Improving Mental Health Services

       3. Working to end Knife Crime

We would like to thank all the students for their participation in assemblies this week and Mrs Graham for counting the hundreds of votes.