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VITAL EDUCATION:  Students learn democracy at Annual Youth Conference

 Published on: 12th March 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Pupils from Clore Shalom School and Bushey Heath Primary School attended the council’s 13th Annual Youth Conference in Borehamwood on March 5 and they learned more about local democracy.

They were amongst over a hundred other pupils from 12 more schools across Hertsmere.

All the students, who were aged between 10 and 12 years old, spent their time interactively watching a play named Simply Politics facilitated by Tiernan and Tatton. Through the play, they learned about government, democracy and the decision-making process.

The youngsters interacted with the councillors by asking plenty of questions and they also organised a mock election.

Portfolio holder for leisure, culture and health, councillor Caroline Clapper, said: “This was another highly successful youth conference and it was great to see so many young people engaged in local democracy. 

“It’s so important for young people to learn about the world in which we live in and the decisions they will have to make in the future. These are our future voters, taxpayers and decision makers, so it’s vital for them to understand their environment and what is going on in their community – it’s never too young to learn.

“The young people who have attended today have been really engaged in all of the issues. They’ve contributed interesting and different ways of thinking, they’ve worked well in groups, so I couldn’t have been more impressed.”

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