A St Albans school took part in a Zero Poverty Youth Forum to talk about the importance of student activism.
On Thursday 24 October, Beaumont School and Sir John Lawes delivered a Zero Poverty Youth Forum to students from their own schools as well as students from St Albans Girls’ School and Sandringham School.
Hosted by Beaumont, during the morning all attendees were welcomed by John McLaverty, Education and Youth coordinator for Oxfam GB with a motivating presentation about the importance of students taking action to make change in their world.
Students from Beaumont and Sir John Lawes led workshops that covered topics such as issues of global inequality, the link between poverty and climate change and how to solve issues of poverty in the local area.
In the afternoon John McLaverty was joined by Daisy Cooper, the St Albans Liberal Democrats Parliamentary spokesperson and Peter Cashman from Christian Aid who took part in a Question Time style debate hosted by Beaumont Year 13 Government and Politics student Finlay Craigmyle accepting challenging and thought-provoking questions from the students.