October 9, 2019

During thier PSHEE lesson on Wednesday 2nd October, Year 11 pupils were discussing a variety of issues as part of the Make Your Mark ballot 2019

Members of Youth Parliament aged 11-18 take part in an annual debate in the House of Commons chamber, chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons Rt Hon John Bercow MP. The debate concerns five issues chosen by a ballot of young people from across the UK.

The Make Your Mark ballot is supported by Local Authorities, schools, UK Parliament, Fledglink and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. The Make Your Mark ballot orders the top five issues, but those chosen for the UK wide priorities debate must include 2 UK wide topics and 3 Devolved topics. Due to the devolved nature of the UK democracy and to ensure relevant representation of the issues from all nations.

Members of the Youth Parliament then vote to decide which two issues should become the UK Youth Parliament’s priority campaigns for the year ahead.