St Hilda’s is taking part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot, the largest consultation of young people in the country through their PSHE lesson.
In a national ballot that runs until 10th October, young people across the country will be asked what issues matter most to them, in order to determine what is debated by the UK Youth Parliament in the House of Commons on 9th November. Voting takes places both online and through ballot papers issues in schools and youth centres.
Ten topics will be available to choose from on the initial Make Your Mark ballot paper, with the five most popular topics among young people going on to be discussed by MYPs in their November debate, chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP and broadcast live on Parliament TV.
Last year’s Make Your Mark ballot saw over 950,000 young people, making it the largest youth consultation of its kind in the UK. This year, Members of Youth Parliament have set themselves a target of getting 1,000,000 young people to take part.