Making Your Mark 2015 – Our Results

October 12, 2015

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The buzz around the school over the last couple of weeks certainly got everyone talking about the ‘Make your Mark’ Ballot!

On Thursday 1st October, students took part in the annual ballot, which is the largest consultation of young people in the UK. Young people across the UK were asked what issues matter most to them, this would then help to determine what is debated by the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) in the House of Commons on 13th November 2015.

Ten topics were available to choose from on the initial Make your Mark ballot paper and the five most popular topics among young people will go forward to be discussed at the November debate. The debate will be chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP and broadcast live on BBC Parliament.

Mrs Smith, Head of PD said, ‘we wanted to make the voting as realistic as possible, so students were given time to research each issue, they were given a polling card and the Polling Station was open for one day. I was totally overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of both students and staff with around 600 votes placed throughout the day.’

The top 5 issues voted for were:-

  1. Living wage
  2. Transport
  3. A curriculum to prepare us for life
  4. Mental health
  5. Votes at 16
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