Canterbury Youth Parliament Event

Wednesday 7th October 2015 saw the second annual Canterbury Youth Parliament which was held in the Powell Lecture Theatre at CCCU. Simon Langton girls have taken the lead in organising this event over the last two years.

Langton girls have planned the event over the last 12 months and were the chairs and key contributors on the day. Topics included migration, selective schools, disability, mental health and the buses.

P1010817Over 80 students from across Kent attended including all the state schools in Canterbury with a range of  age groups from Year 9 to 13.

“The event was a terrific success. Young people showed their enthusiasm and appetite for politics and issues local, national and international.

We enjoyed a mix of all types of  schools in Kent -  high schools, free schools, grammar schools, independent, single sex and co-ed schools. We had guest schools from Wye, Faversham and Broadstairs.

The students worked in partnership across schools for much of the day and the sense of co-operation and community atmosphere was genuinely inspiring.

Many thanks to CCCU for their great support in this event over the last two years.”

Winners –

Best paired schools in debate – St Edmunds and Archbishops

Best speakers from the floor – Delphie Jeer ( SLGGS ) and Hattie Oliver ( Archbishops)

Best speakers under questioning – Elliot  Carlton ( Wye) and  Claude Evele ( Canterbury Academy )

Best single school of speakers -  Wye school

Outstanding contribution to the event –  Nicole Meehan from St Anselms and Hope Andrea from St Georges.

Best individual speakers Harrison Hale ( SLBS) and Jessica  Grynfeld ( BCGS)