AM backs young people’s voices report
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.