Students were invited this week to take part in the Make Your Mark event, the biggest consultation with young people in the country.
This gave students the opportunity to actively learn about and participate in the democratic process, having their voices heard and helping shape the issues that will be talked about in Parliament.
Students voted on a wide range of issues, selecting the one topic affecting young people across the UK that they care about the most. When all votes were counted, we had two highest topics with the same number of votes.
The top 5 issues voted by our students at the McKee were:
1. Health and Wellbeing
Improved Access to Mental Health Support, End Food Poverty, Banning Gay Conversion Therapy
1. Jobs, Money, Homes and Opportunities
More Training and Apprenticeships, Ending Homelessness
End Child Poverty
3. Education and Learning
Improved Climate Education, Free University, Better Mental Health Education
Climate Change, Plastic Pollution.
Participating in events such as these is part of our commitment to prepare students for life in multicultural Britain, instilling in them the values of democracy, and being able to express their views.
The results of the Make Your Mark event nationally will influence future campaigns by the Youth Parliament and will be heard by decision makers. Well done everyone who gave their view and voted!