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Rochdale and Pennines MYP - Mental Health

As it is world Mental Health Awareness Week, I thought I would address the importance of mental health within our everyday lives, and why I believe it is so important, including why I chose it to be one of my three manifesto points when applying to be the Member of UK Youth Parliament for Rochdale […]
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Your new MYP - Adam Rennie!

My name is Adam Rennie, I’m 15 years old and I attend Hollingworth Academy. I am your new Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) for Rochdale Borough Constituency as I won the 2020 MYP elections with roughly 25% out of 9500 votes between six candidates, I am still in touch with most of them and we […]
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Managing exam stress

Exams and stress come hand in hand. Of course young people are going to stress when they are told that the grades that they get at the end of August will dictate where they go in life. Whilst there are many options for those who don't get the results that they want, the overbearing weight […]
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SO...What have we been up to??? Take a look...

Take a look at what young people have been up to and achieved over the winter months!
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Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet's Week of Action

This week is the Week of Action, an event that was organised by Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet. It is a chance for young people to learn about mental health, and mental health issues through a session planned and delivered by young people. Before we get into that, however, I feel that it is important to […]
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Children's Council Campaign to Tackle Homelessness Across Rochdale Borough

One of the key campaigns on the manifesto of the newly elected Children's Champion, Millie Connor, for the borough of Rochdale is tackling homelessness across the borough.  The Children's Council are in full support of this and are working hard to try and support homeless people and homeless charities.  They have made a donation box located […]
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Children's Champion for Rochdale Borough

In July 2018, the new Children's Champion and Deputy were democratically elected after school across the Borough participated in the elections.  8579 children voted in the elections this year and Millie Connor, aged 10 from Holy Trinity Primary School was elected as the new Children's Champion for the Borough of Rochdale with 2244 votes and Isabelle […]
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Former MYP Awarded the Diana Award

Sarah Mahmood, aged 16, is the former Member of UK Youth Parliament for the borough of Rochdale and has been recognised by the Royal Family for all her hard work with support of the Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet.  Sarah will be presented with the Diana Award, the most prestigious award a young person can receive, […]
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Votes At 16!-Our Video to all MPs

We made a video to encourage MPs to come to the House of Commons on November 3rd  to discuss if 16-17-year-olds should have the right to vote.What do you think?For information visit here:https://www.byc.org.uk/campaigns/votes-at-16 Thanks to everyone who helped! Credits: Editing and photography: Mel Greenwood Featuring: Louis Tweedale Myiesha Amani Laila Kayani Farris Aslaam Elise Heap Dylan Langley Mel […]
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Cheaper Transport for 16-18 Year Olds!!!

After years of campaigning locally and regionally, a big step has finally been taken to provide young people with cheaper transport.  Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet (RBYC) have been involved in the Greater Manchester youth Assembly (GMYA) and having their say in the GM Devolution over the past few years.  One of the biggest issues raised […]
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Mental Health Campaign

One of the most commonly raised issues by young people across the borough of Rochdale, the North West of England and the whole of the UK over the past few years is mental health awareness and the quality, accessibility and knowledge of services for young people.  Due to it being raised more and more, one of our […]
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GCSE Resits~ What we're working on

Too much pressure is being put on the youth of today: revise, revise, revise is a motto we have all become too familiar with. We are told that we have one shot to show the examiner what we are capable of. Without coursework, this is all that we have. No proof of what we can do, […]
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Affordable Transport ~ What we're working on

No one likes being sat around doing nothing, but sometimes its too far and too expensive to go to your friends. That's why over this next year, Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet are hoping to bring the price of transport down for young people. Not only will making transport affordable make it cheaper to get around, […]
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Final words

Hello, I am writing my final words as Member of UK Youth Parliament for the Rochdale borough. It is in my greatest pleasure to be writing on here, but also a sad and emotional time at this stage to be saying my goodbye to you all. I have enjoyed every moment of being member of youth […]
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Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet Meeting Minutes 12th Jan

Just the minutes from the last meeting with Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet. Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet   Minutes Date of Meeting: Thurs 12th January 2017 Time From To 18:00 20:00 Venue: Council Chambers, Rochdale Town Hall   AGENDA ITEM Item   1 Welcome   1.1 All members welcomed and AM mentioned few apologies sent.   2 Town Hall […]
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Youth Voice Update - Autumn 2016

Want to know more about what the Member of UK Youth Parliament for the borough of Rochdale, Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet, Children’s Council and Children in Care Council have been up to recently?  Take a look at our termly report from October to December2016 to find out in more detail!RYS Youth Voice Termly Report Autumn […]
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Cared for Children Survey

The 'Listen Up' group is the Children in Care Council for the Borough of Rochdale.  They meet fortnightly to discuss issues and work together with the Corporate Parenting Board (CPB) to make changes and improvements to the care system in Rochdale borough.  As part of this, Listen Up feels it is important to get the views of other cared for […]
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Outcomes of the Rochdale Question Time Event!

In the national Make Your Mark consultation 5570 young people from across the Rochdale Borough voted which issues were affecting them the most.  The local results are slightly different to the national results and the top 3 issues voted in Rochdale are: Transport - make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all. Tackling racist […]
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RBYC Minutes 27th Oct 16

AGENDA ITEM Item ACTION 1 Welcome   1.1 All members welcomed and AM mentioned few apologies sent. None 2 Updates   2.1 Iqra – busy with uni work and the steering group for YoFo. Recently wrote a blog for Public Health England to be published soon. Ran a workshop on racism and discrimination in the […]
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Make Your Mark - Results!!!

A record 5570 young people from across Rochdale borough aged 11 - 19 voted in the national Make Your Mark consultation this year through schools, colleges and youth groups, that's over 25% of our youth population!  The top 3 issues voted for across the borough are: Transport Tacking racist and religious discrimination Raising awareness of sexual […]
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No Smoking Campaign Poster Competition

  The former Rochdale Borough children's Champion, Zara Shah, was keen to campaign to stop adults smoking around children.  Zara met with Rochdale' Smoking Cessation Team and discussed how they could work together to tackle this issue of passive smoking.  They agreed to do a 'no smoking poster competition' and every primary school across the […]
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MAKE YOUR MARK - VOTE NOW!!!

Make Your Mark is a national consultation  which all young people can participate in.  The ballot paper shows 10 issues which affect young people across the UK and young people tick which is the most important issue to them.  The top 5 voted issues are then debated on in House of Commons between MYPs from across the UK on Friday […]
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CHEAPER TRANSPORT

As Member of the UK Youth Parliament for the Borough of Rochdale, another campaign I have chosen is for cheaper transport.  I think prices are horrendous for young people and am aware that there are various opportunities for half fares but the question is: is it actually half price?  I am hoping to meet up […]
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WORK EXPERIENCE

As Member of Youth Parliament one of my campaigns is to bring back work experience in all schools across the Rochdale Borough.  Many schools across the borough no longer provide the opportunity for work experience due to cuts and other priorities.  However, I believe we should all be given the opportunity to gain the experience that […]
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