March 2015

I'm in a democracy!

Youth Conference‘I’m in a democracy, get me out of here!’ shouted staff from Partnerships and Community Engagement at our eighth annual Youth Conference.

Nearly 80 pupils from five schools across Hertsmere came to the Civic Offices last week to get a unique opportunity to find out more about local democracy and to quiz some local councillors.

Fiona Pow, Youth and Projects Officer, said: “It was great to see all the young people be so enthusiastic about local democracy and really challenge our councillors during the speed meeting - I think we may have some budding politicians in our midst!

“The Youth Conference is an excellent way to get young people aged between 10 and 13 interested in local democracy through an interactive quiz and voting, as well as a performance by FLIP theatre.

“It’s important to get young people engaged. Thank you to everyone who came along to support the event, you helped make it a great success.”


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