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Hot topics for campaign competition

DISSECTING DEMOCRACY Charlotte Speak and Fatima Laiq from Batley Girls High School.

DISSECTING DEMOCRACY Charlotte Speak and Fatima Laiq from Batley Girls High School.

Schools are diving into democracy for a special project to mark UK Parliament Week.

Pupils from Batley Girls’ High School and Westborough High School in Dewsbury are developing campaigns on hot topics and the winning campaign from each school will visit the House of Commons in July to present their work to their respective MPs and schools.

The project, which also includes Moor End Academy, Huddersfield, and Huddersfield Trust School, will see pupils develop campaigns for better work experience, funding for youth services, raising the minimum wage, euthanasia rights and a 16-19 bursary fund between now and April.

An election will determine the winning campaign in May.

The Kirklees Heritage and Education team project will work in partnership with the University of Huddersfield and Michelle Ross of the Voice and Influence team.

University students and Kirklees youth councillors will also work with the participating schools. The campaign topics are related to the British Youth Council’s Make Your Mark top five issues as voted for by young people.

 

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