All students within the Academy had the opportunity to participate in the Make Your Mark campaign, during Respect Day 1. Students completed a ballot paper, voting on issues they felt were important and should be discussed within Youth Parliament. Below are the top 3 issues our students voted for within the Academy;
- Transport. Make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all.
- A curriculum to prepare us for life. Schools should cover topics like finance, sex and relationship education and politics.
- Protect LGBT and People. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and young people deserve to be treated the same as everyone else; discrimination needs to be challenged.
This was a great opportunity for students to develop their understanding of the importance of democracy and having their say within parliament.