A new Award for schools that encourage pupils to take an interest in the democratic process is to today (Monday 23rd November) going to 19 schools who have been encouraging pupils to have their say in society - both within the school or through social action projects in the local community.
Each month we invite youth representatives, including Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs), Deputy Members of Youth Parliament (DMYPs), Youth Councillors, Young Mayors and Deputy Young Mayors to share their stories of the positive activities they have been engaging in recently.
This week, following the launch of the Youth Select Committee report on Young Peoples Mental Health, the British Youth Council and UK Youth Parliament got several mentions in Westminster.
Votes at 16 in the EU referendum is now one step closer following a vote in the House of Lords, where 293 Lords voted in favour of an amendment to extend the franchise in the EU Referendum Bill. The Votes at 16 Coalition will now turn its focus back on the House of Commons as MPs prepare to accept or reject the amendment put forward by the Lords.
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