Regional Events - Highlights
Back in July, the first ever Welsh Youth Parliament events were held to give young people across the country the opportunity to take part in the Life Skills in the Curriculum consultation.
Two events were held - one in Wrexham, and one in Swansea. The purpose of the day was to provide young people with the opportunity to voice their opinion on the curriculum, and meet different organisations who specialise in work based on life skills.
Gallery : Swansea
Jonathon Dawes, WYPM for the Vale of Clwyd, was part of a discussion panel at the Wrexham event. Here are his highlights of the day:
Panel session with Sian Gwenllian AM, Rhys and Evan. It was great to discuss the key issue of life skills in the curriculum with the panel members and get all their views on the curriculum going forward as well as views from young people through questions.
Morning session with Youth forums and Make Isherwood AM. This was really interesting as Members of the youth forums had fantastic ideas on the curriculum and spoke about their experiences of poor life skills provision in the past.
It was great to speak to various people who had stands at the event but especially Kelly Harris about the work Brook Cymru is doing, as well as Red Cross Wales, and I then had the chance to update my CPR skills. Young people from across North Wales found this interesting which was great to see.
Afternoon session with Prestatyn High and then Ysgol Glan Clwyd. It was great to speak to young people who live in my constituency about their views and experiences of the curriculum and about some local issues also.
Finally it was great to hear from other WYPM at the start of the day and at the end of the day on the 3 key issues we voted on and the progress we are making. I then shared these with Janet Finch Saunders and Llyr Grufydd AM.
Gallery : Wrexham
Between both regional events, and sessions with young people over the summer, we’ve heard from young people and teachers in 25 different focus groups. You can read a summary of the discussions from the focus groups by clicking the link below.