Skinners’ Academy would like to extend our hearty congratulations to Year 10 pupils Rapheal, Wesley, Tushig, Shakarah, and Year 13 student Anwer, who along with six pupils from other schools within the borough have all been elected to represent Hackney North for the Youth Parliament.
Elections for the 2016-18 Youth Parliament took place in October. The Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, announced the election results at a special event at Young Hackney, Forest Road.
Hackney Youth Parliament represents the views of young people to decision-makers in the borough. They run regular campaigns on the issues that matter to you, and hold regular events and consultations.
There are twenty four elected members of the Youth Parliament and four additional members from specialist forums (young people with disabilities, Young Carers and Looked-after Children).
“My love of politics led me to the Hackney Youth Parliament and I feel really proud to be elected to represent the borough I live in. There’s a lot of things in Hackney worth celebrating; our cultural diversity and community cohesion, but there’s still things that can be improved – I feel like I can make that change in our community.”
Anwer, Year 13