25 schools and youth organisations from across Cardiff were hosted at the Tramshed, Cardiffs newest technical and cultural venue.
Organised by Cardiff Youth Service, the Grand Council provides a dynamic platform to empower young people, from schools and youth organisations, by allowing them to take part in a daylong youth conference, share their views and ideas and actively participate in shaping service improvement plans within the city.
This event enabled young people to work directly with representatives from across a range of industries including designers, engineers, academics and technical entrepreneurs to explore key questions, which will help to inform priorities to be delivered through the Cardiff Commitment.
The ultimate goal of the Cardiff Commitment is to ensure that all young people in the city secure a job that allows them to be the best that they can be; a job that unleashes and grows their own unique talents and skills.
The day’s programme consisted of interactive workshops led by Google and Big Learning Company and included practical engagement sessions using LEGO® Education EV3 and BBC Microbit and dialogue sessions.
Event host and CYC member Ffion Morris (14) said ‘Everyone had a great time and learnt a lot, we also shared our views on how Cardiff can get better around the important issue of helping young people to follow their dreams’
Key messages from the Grand Council will now be used to inform the Cardiff Commitment Action Plan with CYC Chairperson Stephanie Ezeadum sitting on the Cardiff Commitment Strategic Group.