Democracy in action

The students worked with students from 13 other secondary schools and held debates on bringing the voting age down to 16.

Minhaz Abedin, former Leeds Youth Councillor and now member of the Youth Parliament and UK Delegate for the United Nations, spoke to the students about his journey into politics and how he has helped young people in his role. 

The students were able to ask local councillors questions about their thoughts on voting and what it was like to be a councillor and looking after their wards and had a tour of the very grand meeting chambers.

All the students agreed that it had been a very lively and enjoyable day.

Edward, Leonie, Harrison, Rebekah, Jérôme, Kira and Eleanor agreed it was an incredibly useful summit.

Edward, the Junior Head Boy said, “This has been a great opportunity to get involved with democracy."

Leonie, the Junior Head Girl added, "It was an inspirational day which gave us the chance to express our thoughts!"