Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy pupils quiz their local councillor Aaron Wynne
Earlier this month learners at Ysgol Dyffryn met with their recently elected Coucillior Aaron Wynne in a Digital Dialogue session facilitated by social enterprise The Politics Project.
The Politics Project is a social enterprise that hosts the Digital Dialogue: Wales programme, helping teachers to provide their students with the tools and confidence to ask their elected representatives the questions that they want to ask.
The session covered a vast number of topics including council based questions and others which focussed on wider political issues. Cllr Wynne, 25, is one of the youngest councillors to participate in the programme, and conversation drew naturally towards what it was like for Mr. Wynne to be young councillor, and what Votes at 16 means for Wales and beyond.
There were other stand out questions from the year 9 and 10 learners including insightful moments such as ‘What can we do to stop the impact of the Welsh second homes crisis.’
Comment from Cllr Aaron Wynne: “I very much enjoyed speaking with the young people at Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy. The young people were very informed and asked topical questions about local and national issues. It’s important that politicians engage with young people and give them opportunities to ask us questions.”
Comment from School: “A big thank you to Aaron Wynne for answering the questions of Year 9 and 10 Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy students. The learners had benefited greatly from the opportunity to question Aaron and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”
Comment from The Politics Project: “It was a pleasure to facilitate the session with Aaron Wynne at Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy. As a passionate and young councillor, it was really inspiring to see the connection between Aaron and the learners. It was clear that the discussion helped many of the young people in the room realise that politics wasn't just for older generations.”
The not-for-profit and, non-partisan organisation, The Politics Project specialise in youth democratic education, empowering teachers to help young people find, and use their political voice. TPP sets out to increase the capacity of schools to deliver outstanding political education and experiences. More information about TPP be found here: www.thepoliticsproject.org.uk
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