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DY10 Youth Parliament
Presenters from the Big Local DY10:
Brenda Lines
Carol O’Brien
Jayne Nicholl
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• Kidderminster, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire
• What have we done so far?
– We produced 3 community newsletters
– We gave g...
• Work with primary schools
• Offered after school photographic club and
competition
• We designed the project and took it...
• It didn’t work………
4
• What we did next……….
Met with the schools
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THE VISION
DY10 Primary Parliament
• Young people from each of the schools
• Debating what they think the issues are
• Sma...
• 12 young people from 2 schools
• 5 teachers, 4 DY10 volunteers
• Train/tube experience
• Lunch in Jubilee Gardens (met L...
• Types of questions asked by pupils.
– Energy crisis
– Public sector pay
– Voting for things you don’t agree with
– Local...
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• Taking the project further
• Funding for small projects agreed
• Visits to local council meetings
• Short term - Establi...
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• Change of leadership
• Competition
• Educational climate
• Setting a new timeline
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“It is extremely important to engage our young people in the political process and
to ensure that they are educated about ...
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  1. 1. DY10 Youth Parliament Presenters from the Big Local DY10: Brenda Lines Carol O’Brien Jayne Nicholl 1
  2. 2. • Kidderminster, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire • What have we done so far? – We produced 3 community newsletters – We gave grants to 12 community organisations to put on a range of community events that were attended by over 2,500 people – Youth & Play bus to consult with young people – Photographic workshops and competition – Over 50’s lunch club – Community researchers – DY10 Youth Parliament 2
  3. 3. • Work with primary schools • Offered after school photographic club and competition • We designed the project and took it out to the schools 3
  4. 4. • It didn’t work……… 4
  5. 5. • What we did next………. Met with the schools 5
  6. 6. THE VISION DY10 Primary Parliament • Young people from each of the schools • Debating what they think the issues are • Small budgets to make local improvements • Use of the power of having a vote • Ongoing throughout the life of DY10 (10+ years) 6
  7. 7. • 12 young people from 2 schools • 5 teachers, 4 DY10 volunteers • Train/tube experience • Lunch in Jubilee Gardens (met Local Trust staff) • London Eye • Downing Street • 1.5 hours with MP in Houses of Parliament – good questions! 7
  8. 8. • Types of questions asked by pupils. – Energy crisis – Public sector pay – Voting for things you don’t agree with – Local transport issues – Bedroom tax – Anti-social behaviour – Job opportunities 8
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  14. 14. • Taking the project further • Funding for small projects agreed • Visits to local council meetings • Short term - Establishing the parliament • Medium term - Preparing for the General Election – a primary mock election • Long term – making decisions on how Big Local funding can be spent • Longer term – voting adults in the community 14
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  16. 16. • Change of leadership • Competition • Educational climate • Setting a new timeline 16
  17. 17. “It is extremely important to engage our young people in the political process and to ensure that they are educated about parliament and the role of their MP. The children from St Oswald’s and St Mary’s were able to raise some very important issues and it was fantastic to see so many of our young people engaging in politics and really thinking about issues that effect their area.” Mark Garnier MP 17
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