Listening to the youth of Wales

10th January 2003 at 00:00
David Kerr (TES, December 20) suggests that we should encourage forms of citizenship which "engage directly with students' interests and concerns". The Wales Youth Parliament does just this.

We work by listening to what young people have to say about their locality. The WYP collate findings from our Listening Matters surveys and present reports to decision-makers to help determine policy.

Young people become more aware of the importance of politics within their lives by being encouraged to think about their concerns and hopes, and by being taken seriously. They often go on to be more politically aware and more active citizens.

Our website (www.walesyouthparliament.com) contains more information.

Ffion Mair Thomas (16) Wales Youth Parliament 9 Beriew Road Welshpool, Powys

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