BwD Youth Elections 2020

Today we had a visit from Matt Johnston who represents Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Young Peoples Services as part of Youth Election Week 2020.

Matt came in and set up a stand outside the dining hall to talk to students about the Youth Elections and to inform them about the young candidates for our area and their individual policies. The idea is to encourage our pupils to think about participating in the local democratic process and to either stand as candidates or vote for other young people. Our students were given the opportunity to watch campaign videos for each of this year’s candidates in form time so that they could then make an informed decision when it came to voting.

This year we are especially proud to have Year 10 student Zara Hayat standing as a candidate in the election. You can find out about her manifesto in the official film here.

Matt will be setting up again on Thursday lunchtime if students would like to go along and vote.