MY KEY ISSUES ARE:
Support for special needs students
Mental health education and support
Education on the LGBTQ+ community
My name is Alys and I go to Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda where I am currently in year 11. I want to be a member of the Welsh Youth Parliament because I feel that there are currently so many issues for young people in the Rhondda, and Wales in general, that need to be addressed, and I want to be able to help to solve as many as possible.
The key issues I have decided to address are all important to me because I feel that they are under-represented and that they have been and still are relevant in my life and my friends' and peers lives.
Since moving to my comprehensive school, i have been on the school council and school parliament two years running, where I have been fortunate enough to meet the mayor and the Children's commissioner for Wales, I've been class captain twice and have been on the eco-schools council twice.
If elected, I would create as many opportunities to consult with young people in my constituency as possible, whether face to face, over the phone, or online via social media and e-mail, and I would do my best to address everyone's concerns and issues.