Before popping along to watch the blood test debate last night, I was pleased to attend the Youth Council meeting, where the Mayor announced the winner of the Youth Mayor elections. Voting took place in all secondary schools across the borough, with the highest turnout – over 20%, which goes to show that young people really are interested in their local community.
Pictured below is the new Youth Mayor, Megan Slyvester (Shoeburyness High School), the Worshipful the Mayor, Councillor Mrs Sally Carr and the new Deputy Youth Mayor Chris Copley (Westcliff High School for Boys).
Many congratulations to Megan and Chris and I look forward to working with them in the forthcoming year wearing my Children & Learning hat. The Youth Council has already got plans to teach us oldies how to use twitter and blog!!