Bingley Grammar School

School Youth Parliament Group

In March Miss Shah launched the Bingley Grammar Youth Parliament. The students involved are eager to start campaigning and really make a difference.

To launch the youth parliament group Miss Shah invited the Development Director of the Youth Work Unit for Yorkshire and Humber, Charlee Bewsher. Charlee spoke to the group about her role and the opportunities to get involved at county level and also about the successes other youth groups have had in lobbying local councils and the government.

At the beginning of April MP Philip Davies came to speak to our Bingley Youth Parliament group. Finn R and Daniel V spoke about the 'Send My Friend to School' Campaign the group have been working on. This years campaign 'Unlock Education' focuses on the barriers that lock each child out of education (padlocks) and the keys that unlock education for each child.

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Jonathon M made a big padlock and Joseph W made an equally large key which the rest of the group stuck their mini padlocks on explaining the barriers to education and how we can overcome them. Mr Davies was impressed by the groups drive and enthusiasm for politics and encouraged them to always ask questions and not to accept things they don't agree with.

Philip Davies also collected many entries for this year's 'My British Hero' competition and was very impressed with the caliber of the entries so far.

We would like to thank Charlee Bewsher and Philip Davies for taking the time to visit our Youth Parliament and look forward to hearing more about our students' campaigns and activities.

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