AM backs young peo­ple’s voices re­port

Llanelli Star - - News -

HE­LEN Mary Jones has backed the find­ings of a re­port call­ing for young peo­ple’s voices to be heard by pub­lic bod­ies.

The Plaid Cymru Mid and West Wales AM met with pupils from Bryn­g­wyn and Glan y Mor schools in Llanelli at the launch of the re­port in Cardiff Bay.

The Shadow Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary for Health and So­cial Af­fairs said: “I sup­port rec­om­men­da­tions in our voices heard par­tic­u­larly the call for statu­tory po­lit­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion lessons.

“We can­not wait for this be­fore the in­tro­duc­tion of a new na­tional cur­ricu­lum be­cause young peo­ple need to de­velop their po­lit­i­cal un­der­stand­ing now.”

Nearly 200 young peo­ple were asked their views on po­lit­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion as part of the ‘Our Voices’ project co­or­di­nated by ERS Cymru.

It comes at a cru­cial time for young peo­ple in Wales, with 16 and 17-year-olds set to be given the right to vote in Assem­bly and lo­cal elec­tions, along­side on­go­ing re­form of the cur­ricu­lum.

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