Secondary age (12-16)

Valerie Vaz MP, Judge on the 2014 Competition

Many of the schools in my constituency of Walsall South have School Councils. They are an excellent way of ensuring that children and young people know how to present arguments and bring about change where necessary to their schools. The children I have met on School Councils take their responsibility seriously. So I was delighted to accept the invitation from Mr Speaker to be one of the Judges of his School Council Awards which asks students to nominate a project initiated by their school council which they feel has made a positive change in their school or community.