Students are being given an opportunity to have their say on what matters to them in the national Make Your Mark (MYM) young people’s ballot, taking place from January 29th to March 8th. During PD lessons this week and next, our students are able to visit the ballot box and vote for the issues they would like the newly elected Members of Youth Parliament to focus on.
Members of Youth Parliament are elected every 2 years from across the UK. Once elected, they meet with MPs and local councillors, organise events, run campaigns, make speeches, hold debates, and ensure the views of young people in their local area are listened to by decision makers. They work on 3 campaigns throughout their 2 year term, these campaigns are decided through Make Your Mark.