The Votes are in… CYC Elections
AND THE VOTES ARE IN…..
CYC have been busy electing 4 members to significant posts in the organisation. Firstly we thanked the 4 CYC members who were stepping down. CYC had a great year and a lot of this was down to the leadership and commitment from those folks who were successful in last years election.
Our new Chair is Stephanie Ezeadum (17), she was MYP last year and is studying for her A levels at Cathedral School.
C Y C ELECTIONS
Our new Vice Chair is Ed Jones (16) a student at Cardiff High and a member of CYC for 2 years. Ed said ‘I am passionate about young people having their voice
heard and look forward to representing the views of young people over the next year!’ Our 2 new elected Members of Youth Parliament for Cardiff are David Abadir (17) and Tabitha Balogun (17). David told CYC members ‘Thank you for voting for me and I will ensure I will work hard to represent Cardiff not only in the House of Commons but throughout the year here in the constituency’
CYC Meetings Dates for 2017/18
These are the dates and venues for this coming year’s CYC meetings, all welcome:
26th April 2017 (City Hall)
May 2017—No meeting (Exams)
21st June 2017 (Roots)
12th July 2017 (Roots)
20th September 2017 (City Hall)
25th October 2017 (City Hall)
15th November 2017 (City Hall)
13th December 2017 (City Hall)
17th January 2018 (City Hall)
7th February 2018 (City Hall)
14th March 2017 (City Hall)
Arrival at 4.30pm refreshments and public transport tickets reimbursement
Meetings start by 5pm.
A Curriculum 4 Life Update
The Curriculum for life working group has been meeting monthly to create a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of PSE lessons and how they need improving.
The group have been working with a website developer Youth Friendly to develop the existing Tools4Life website, making it more accessible and adding more information to the website.
The group are now creating a campaign alongside the website so young people can show their support in asking for PSE lessons to be improved. The group are hoping to have the website launched soon! Here’s a sneaky preview of the new updated website.
The iSay Ambassadors have been working extremely hard this term. Since the iSay Ambassadors have been delivering workshops in November 2016 they have engaged with a total of 969 children and young people across schools in Cardiff.
Lots of positive feedback has been received telling us their knowledge on children’s rights and democracy has increased by 20%!
iSay Ambassador Emma (19) said ‘ The debates that happen with the young people in the workshops are great, I really enjoy them!’
If you’d like to keep up to date with the work they have been doing, give their Facebook page a like – I Say Ambassadors.
Please call 07976056135 or email sophiejones@Cardiff.gov.uk for more information on how to book your free workshops.
Participation Standards Meeting With AM
Young Inspectors Chloe and Angharad met with Mark Isherwood conservative Assembly Member for North Wales to talk to him about the recent work that has been carried out on the refreshed National Participation Standards and how the framework is being used in Cardiff.
Mark was very keen to hear how young people had helped in the new developments and their views on the forth coming National Youth Assembly. Chloe and Angharad were joined by Josh chair of the Young Wales Project Board.
The new revamped National Participation Standards can be seen here on the right and copies can be ordered at: