Author: Joseph Dewhurst

Would You Like to be the next MYP for Rochdale Borough? APPLY NOW!!!

Are you aged 11-17 and live or attend education in Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, Milnrow, Wardle, Littleborough or Smallbridge? Concerned about local, regional and national issues that can affect young people’s futures?  Have you got ideas on how you can make improvements to services and local issues affecting young people across Rochdale borough? Interested?  Apply now to be the next Member of UK Youth Parliament (MYP) for Rochdale Borough!  This role includes: Representing the views of young people across the boroughAttending the House of Commons to debate, just like the adult MPs doAttending regional meetings to share resources and shout louder with young people from across...

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NEW Children’s Champion Elected!

New Children’s Champion Erin Buckley (right) and new Deputy Alex Kellyevans (left). Across the borough, school children elected 10-year-old Erin Buckley from Littleborough as their new children’s champion for 2019/2020 on Tuesday in Rochdale Town Hall. Children’s champions work with decision makers to make changes which will improve the lives of young people. This means the total amount of young people that voted in a variety of youth democracy in the past year is at a remarkable 19,211. This includes Make Your Mark, Member of Youth Parliament, and Children’s Champion. Erin has promised to commit herself to help children...

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Mayor’s Youth Awards

Here over at Rochdale Youth Service, we hold an annual event called Mayor’s Youth Awards. Through this we can recognise the fantastic feet of young people across Rochdale Borough. Nominate a Young Person Know a young person that has made a difference to the people in their lives? This could be through sporting, family commitments, or community work. Yes? Well click below. Nominate someone for a Mayor’s Youth Award (opens in a new window) Closing Date for Nominations The closing date for the 2019 nominations is 11:59am Monday 13th May 2019. For More Information Mayor’s Youth Awards – Rochdale Borough Council Tweet Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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Our MYP on BBC Radio Manchester

You read right! Our very own Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) was interviewed on BBC Radio Manchester. Last week Anita Okunde, student at Kingsway Park High School and former Deputy Member of Youth Parliament, was interviewed by BBC in Rochdale Town Hall to discuss her plans, aims, and targets for the future. Go ahead and give it a listen. The radio clip of Anita Okunde (Rochdale Member of Youth Parliament) on BBC Radio Manchester She was introducted in such enthusiasm as it went onto them asking her about her manifesto. After disgussing briefly on knife crime and mental health;...

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MakeYourMark Results!

This year, 6712 young people aged 11 – 18 from across the borough of Rochdale voted in the national Make Your Mark consultation!  The results have now been submitted to the UK Youth Parliament and the top 3 issues for young people in the Rochdale Borough are: Mental Health – mental health services should be improved with young people’s help; and should be available in schools. Put an End to Knife Crime – Too many people’s lives are lost to knife crime; the Government need to d youngo more to end the knife crime epidemic. Equal Pay for Equal Work – Give young people...

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