A Royal School pupil and future MP in the making has just had the chance to represent Wolverhampton at the House of Commons as part of the country’s national Youth Parliament.
Wolverhampton Youth MP Darram Kooner, 14, was joined by 16-year-old, Sarjan Hira, both from Wolverhampton and among 300 members of the UK Youth Parliament who got the chance to experience life on the famous green leather benches of the House of Commons Chamber.
They were invited to discuss a range of issues in a debate chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP. The event took place on November 11th and coincided with Armistice Day, marking 98 years since the end of the First World War.
The Youth MPs work all year round to represent the views of young people in their area, and were elected to the UK Youth Parliament earlier this year.
Darram, who is only 14 years old, said: It was a huge privilege to represent the young people of Wolverhampton in the House of Commons, and hopefully I did my best to put my points over on behalf of all the young people of our City.’
Councillor Val Gibson, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said that both Sarjun and Darram did a tremendous job representing Wolverhampton in the House of Commons.
‘Events such as these are a great opportunity for them to have their say on the issues that matter most to young people today.’
The final week of term will be a celebration of well-being through a host of character development activities. The week begins with the senior school sports day on Tuesday, 9 July.
On Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 July, students will take part in a variety of house competitions and activities that will give them an opportunity to enhance a variety of skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, creativeness and resilience through enterprise, drama and STEM activities to name but a few. During these days, students will also be off site taking part in a number of different activities that encompass our school values such as supporting community projects in the surrounding area and taking to the outdoors for some outdoor and adventurous activities. The school year is brought to a close on Friday, 12 July, with our final house competition. Students will need to use all their skills they have been developing throughout the year and during the week for this end of year extravaganza. We can’t tell you too much about the day as it will spoil the surprise!