Senior School Girls Take Part in ‘Make Your Mark’

For the second year running, all senior school girls recently took part in ‘Make Your Mark’. This is a nationwide ballot which seeks to find out the most pressing issues that young people are concerned about and then put them forward for discussion at the annual UK Youth Parliament, which takes place in the Houses of Commons. The girls were asked to vote in three different ballots to find the key issues across the UK, for England and for our local area.

Regarding the UK, there was an overwhelming vote to protect the environment; the next highest vote went towards tackling hate crime. For English issues, ending knife crime got by far the most support, with tackling child poverty in second place. Similar ideas were put forward by Northwood College pupils for consideration as part of the ballot regarding local issues, with anti-social behaviour and knife crime gaining the most votes, but a whole range of concerns such as helping the lonely, addressing environmental issues and improving road safety also attracting support. The results make it clear that our students have clear and thoughtful views on the pressing issues across the UK today.

Mr S Allen