The Thomas Hardye School

Thomas Hardye Students' success in Youth Parliament

 

Youth Parliament members

Grace and Sarah our Youth Parliament Members


From the 1st to the 5th February 2016, Thomas Hardye School voted in the Youth Parliament. "The UK Youth Parliament provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their elected voice to bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning".

http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/

This year Sarah Trott (Year 9) and Grace Van-Zyl (Year 10) both stood in the election. They fought off all the competition and have become full Youth Parliament members with 4107 and 4774 votes respectively. Well done to both of them.

The UK Youth Parliament election gives young people an insight into the democratic process and also encourages them to speak out and use their voice in a positive and productive way.

Sarah Trott commented on her success saying “It’s very important we as young people are actively involved in politics and make our voices heard, especially as we are disenfranchised by not being able to vote in the general elections.”  Also as a school we had the largest turn out of students voting ever, so success all round. 

Thank you to everyone involved. 

Ms Roper-Brown

 

 

 

 

March 2016