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Students make their mark in Youth Parliament vote

Students had the opportunity to help change the world for the better when they voted in the Make Your Mark ballot in College run by the UK Youth Parliament.

They were voting to choose what the Youth Parliament should campaign on and could decide between issues such as mental health, knife crime, homelessness, poverty, and education.

The Make Your Mark campaign is the UK’s largest survey of young people’s views and the issues which win the ballot will be debated in the House of Commons by Members of the Youth Parliament in November this year.

Young people in schools, colleges and youth clubs across the country have been invited to have their say to influence Government and decision-makers in their communities.

In recent years, campaigns on mental health provision, racism, religious discrimination and a lower voting age have been prioritised.

Havering Sixth Form College students Amaiya Hafsah Ahmed and Hajra Suleiman made sure their voice was heard by putting their voting slip in the ballot box.

Amaiya said: “I think it is important for young people to have a say and to get their voice heard by campaigning on issues that are relevant to them.”

The vote was organised in College by upper sixth student and former Member of Youth Parliament, Ahmed Ibrahim.


Discover what some of our students go on to achieve once they leave us on our Where Are They Now? page