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YOUTH COUNCIL: Bi-annual meeting to introduce young people to politics held in Three Rivers

 Published on: 4th January 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

19 primary and secondary schools schools from across the Three Rivers district got together recently to meet with local politicians as part of the Three Rivers Youth Council.

The small group of inquisitive children and several councillors met up on November 23 to talk about the democratic process and ask questions about politics.

The councillors were chair of the council, councillor Debbie Morris, youth champion cllr Jon Tankard, cllr Chris Lloyd, cllr Stephen Cox and cllr Phil Williams.

The Youth Council consists of two children from each school, and they meet twice a year to discuss politics and put questions to their councillors.

The recent event also launched a year-long area of focus for the district on STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Maths), with the pupils asked to think about what is important to them, which will then provide a framework for teachers and students throughout 2023.

Cllr Morris said: “I was delighted to be part of this fantastic event. It was great to see so many schools represented from across the district.

“The pupils asked some excellent questions of me and other councillors. I believe that engagements of this kind really help improve understanding of the work the Chair and councillors do.”

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