UK Youth Parliament Debate

November 4, 2016

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UKYP Plymouth are currently making plans for the Members of Youth Parliament’s visit to the House of Commons for the annual UK Youth Parliament debate on Friday 11th November. MYPs are the only group outside of sitting MPs who are allowed to debate in the Chamber, so it’s a fantastic opportunity for them.

Plymouth have asked Daniel Michaels of Hele’s School in Plympton to attend as a representative at the event, which takes place all day at The House of Commons on the 11th November.

Daniel has worked extremely hard on his campaign to support the bid for the new mental health services in secondary schools across Plymouth, which was launched this September. He has also been instrumental in supporting other local and national pieces of work such as Make your Mark, anti-racism campaigns and campaigns to challenge religious discrimination, to name a few.

Miss Mason, Principal of Hele’s School, said “I am both thrilled for Daniel and envious in equal measure with him having such a prestigious opportunity to debate in the House of Commons. Daniel has worked tirelessly in his role as an MYP for Plymouth and has been restless in his pursuit to ensure young people across our City have high quality, accessible, inclusive mental health care. He thoroughly deserves to have his efforts recognised and rewarded in such a public way, although I know that Daniel undertakes this work because he wants to make a real difference to the lives of young people in Plymouth, and not for any self-gratification.”

Mrs Smith, Head of Personal Development and Citizenship at Hele’s School, added to Miss Mason’s accolades for Daniel saying “We are incredibly proud of Daniel’s achievement. We work hard as a school community to instil in our students the importance of having a voice and of being an active citizen, and Daniel epitomises this. He is a superb role model for our students and staff and should take great pride in the fact that he continues to make a positive difference.”

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