Youth Parliament member addresses school

Georgia Pratt, our constituency representative from the UK Youth Parliament gave a Jaw last Wednesday that was not only enlightening but also empowering. Georgia addressed the school about the issues discussed by the Youth Parliament and explained the voting scheme that all under 18s can take part in. Bedalians were told about the points in the ballot; it included issues on euthanasia, the emphasis on a greener future and better ways of dealing with bullying. The UK Youth Parliament was new to the majority of students, and it was great having an insight from someone who was involved in the process. Many students also found the Jaw easy to relate to because Georgia is only 15 and from Hampshire. We all realised just how important politics is and how it affects everyone in the country, not just over 18s, and that in some cases, today’s youth may not get enough say in UK politics.

By Zeyno Yurddas, Block 4 and Cameron Cross, Block 5

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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