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25/07/2016

Make Your Mark!

Young people from Somerset's UK Youth Parliament have been working hard around the county to promote this years national UKYP 'Make Your Mark' campaign which will launch on Friday 12th August 2016.  The aim of Make Your Mark is to give young people across the UK a chance to vote on the issues that matter most to them and shape the topics discussed and debated at the UKYP House of Commons Live Debate in November.

undefinedAs a result of their efforts 15 schools and youth groups have pre-registered their commitment to take part in the consultation.   

Youth & Community Worker, Kate Darlington, who coordinates and supports the Somerset UK Youth Parliament group said 
"I am incredibly proud of the hard work the Somerset Members of Youth Parliament have put into the Mark Your Mark campaign already this year. Kira Lewis, MYP for Taunton Deane & West Somerset, in particular has shown amazing dedication and commitment to this and other areas of work with the group and is an excellent representative for the young people of Somerset."

Cllr Frances Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Children and Families at Somerset County Council said 
"Thank you and well done to the Somerset Members of the Youth Parliament for all their efforts in engaging Somerset children in the Make Your Mark campaign.  It's a good opportunity for children to have their say and so feed directly into the work of the UK Youth Parliament. It also gives schools and other youth organisations a powerful springboard for discussing and exploring the different issues that matter to young people."

 

Results will be announced on Tuesday 18 October 2016. 

 

Click here for more information on Make Your Mark. 

 

To find out more about Somerset  UK Youth Parliament - click here.

 

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