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Suffolk Youth Parliament Update - April '21


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Suffolk Youth Parliament Update - April '21

Posted by Zoe Wells on 27 April 2021

It has been a busy time for the Member’s of Youth Parliament (MYP’s)! With so many meetings online, your representatives can get involved with so much more. Here is a round up of everything they have been up to.

Earth Day 2021

The Make Your Mark voting revealed many young people are concerned about what we are doing to create a sustainable future. During Earth Day this year, the MYP’s have been thinking about what changes they can make and how to inspire people to do the same.

Firstly, each member of the team made a pledge. You can see some of them here:

 

Secondly, Poppy Brown, DYMP for Ipswich and South Suffolk, created a fantastic set of suggested pledges to share on social media: take a look here.

Behind the scenes, our MYP’s are also organising an event that you can take part in across Suffolk… Keep your eyes peeled!

Make Your Mark Campaign Update

Following the voting that took place last year, the three campaigns for this period have been settled on. An online event was held by the British Youth Council to introduce the wider Youth Parliament to the organisations that they will be working closely with. Isaac Carter, MYP for Waveney and North Suffolk, attended this event.

The three organisations are:

NUS, to help work on the free university campaign.

Young Minds, to help work on the mental health campaign.

Friends of the Earth, to help work on all environmental campaigns.

Police Youth Scrutiny Panel

Isaac Carter also attended a youth scrutiny panel this month. What is a youth scrutiny panel? This is a group of young people who come together to talk to an organisation about their experiences on a certain topic. This particular panel was with the police and focussed on their stop and search policy.

Isaac said: "I really enjoyed being a part of the stop and search. I found it really interesting to listen to the speakers as well as developing a greater understanding of the topic, its legalities and young people’s rights when they’re being stopped and searched."

That’s it for this month! But you can find out more ways to keep up to date below:

Instagram:

@ahappiersuffolk

@issac_myp

@poppy_DYMP

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