Make your Mark - UK Youth Parliament

Make Your Mark is an annual vote run by the UK Youth Parliament to inform their debates in the House of Commons. This year a total of 978,216 young people from every corner of the country took part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot. The ballot decided what Members of the UK Youth Parliament should debate and vote on to be their campaign for 2017. The debate this year will take place on Friday 11th November 2016.

On Wednesday 21st September the students of Lea Valley High School took part in the Make Your Mark ballot and voted for one of ten issues that they believe are most important to them. The ten issues were:

  • Votes at 16
  • A Curriculum to prepare us for life
  • Body Image
  • Transport
  • First Aid Education for all young people
  • Mental health
  • Fund our youth services
  • Stop cuts that affect the NHS
  • Tackling racism and religious discrimination
  • Raising awareness of sexual harassment in schools

In total 928 Lea Valley students cast their vote on the day, with the following issues receiving the most votes in each year group:

Year 7: First Aid Education for all young people

Year 8: Tackling racism and religious discrimination

Year 9: Transport

Year 10: Tackling racism and religious discrimination

Year 11: Stop cuts that affect the NHS

Year 12: Stop cuts that affect the NHS / Transport

Year 13: Stop cuts that affect the NHS

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