saw West Sussex hold the elections for The UK Youth Parliament. The UK Youth Parliament consists of some 300
full members (and a similar number of deputies) who are elected by the young
people in the area to represent them and put forward their views to the
government. West Sussex is split into four
constituencies. The winner in each is
elected as the Member of the Youth Parliament (MYP) and the person in second
place is appointed as their deputy. The
deputy’s role is to support the MYP and he or she can attend in the MYP’s place
should they be unable to attend any meetings.
Over 20,000 youngsters in West Sussex between 11 and 18 voted.
a Year 8 pupil at Steyning Grammar School, won one of these seats and will hold
office for the next 2 years.
Wergan, Headteacher Steyning Grammar School said:
“We are very proud of Stephen’s well deserved election to the UK Youth
Parliament – he will be an excellent, democratic representative for his peers,
and will be tenaciously determined – he is a great ambassador for young people
and embodies the ethos of Steyning Grammar School perfectly. We wish him luck
and he has the full support of our school community.”
about the results Stephen said: “I am really pleased to have won and want to
thank everyone for their support. I will
be running regular meetings in local schools to hear as many young voices as I
can. I will take the views to
Westminster and fight for change where needed.”
believes that more young people need to be involved in politics especially if
the voting age is to be reduced to 16. He points out that: “To vote wisely you
must understand our political system and I would like to see this being a
compulsory subject taught in school.
also want to see improvements in the care system and support for vulnerable
youngsters. There is a lot to do!
the area’s Member of the Youth Parliament, Stephen will be responsible for
rolling out his program and representing the youth in his area.
Maxted will be Stephen’s deputy. He is a
Year 9 student at Angmering School and said: “I am really proud to have been
voted in by the youth of East Arun, Adur and Worthing.”
says of Sebastian: “I am lucky to have
such a passionate Deputy to support me through the next 2 years. Together I
hope Sebastian and I will represent our constituents’ views honestly and with
well as attending meetings in Westminster, Stephen will also be working closely
with whoever is the new MP for the area following the General Election.
If anyone has
any views that they wish to pass to Stephen he can be contacted at
firstname.lastname@example.org and you can also follow him on Twitter
About Steyning Grammar School:
A thriving comprehensive day and boarding school for students ages 11-19
set in the beautiful countryside of the South Downs, with close links to
Brighton and the South Coast. The school has an intake in Year 7 and 9 and a
successful Sixth Form College, offering both A Levels and the International
Baccalaureate. An OfSTED ‘good with outstanding features’, students are
extremely keen to learn and this is reflected in good examination results.
School has had the proud tradition of boarding provision since 1614. It boasts
some of the finest and most modern facilities of any state or private boarding
school. Following a three day inspection by Ofsted in October 2012, SGS Boarding
was once again judged as 'Outstanding'. Very few schools achieve such a judgement
and SGS Boarding is the first Outstanding State Boarding School in the country
to achieve this grade under the new inspection framework. The inspection report reinforces the
popularity of Steyning Grammar School as demand from the UK, as well as
overseas, continues to rise. The education is free to parents and families with
just the very modest boarding costs to cover.
Full details can be
found on the school’s website www.sgs.uk.net
School will be celebrating 400 years of excellence during the academic year
2014, visit our website http://www.sgs.uk.net/SGS-400
for more details or to register your interest in the events.