OYC Meeting Minutes – 02/05/18
Apologies:- Nathan W., Katie W., Fawaz, Jasmine R., Isaac Q.
Samah started off the meeting with Lightning Talks.
DIRECTOR FOR EDUCATION AND EARLY YEARS
Andrew Sutherland, the Director for Education and Early Years, came into the Youth Council meeting to talk about his job and past experiences. Giving an insight to his past, Andrew told the Youth Councillors the reason he enjoys what he does, and the reason for his passion for his work. The Director for Education and Early Years controls the education and schools in the area, making sure they are working at a good standard and have the help they need. After an inspirational speech, Andrew allowed member of the Youth Council to ask him questions about his job and what effect it has on the schools in Oldham.
The creative energiser for this meeting was to create your own language. Allowing Youth Councillors to express themselves in their own unique way, images and symbols that related to the young person were used.
RACE FOR LIFE
A member of Oldham Council has offered 10 places for Youth Councillors to take part in the Race for Life run, which is occuring in the Alexander Park.
The Equaliteas party is an event, organised by Oldham Youth Council, to celebrate 90 years of the Representation of People Act of 1928. This tea party allows Oldham Youth Council to network with members of the council, and other people in power centered around Oldham.
An organisation in which youth councillors from the North West meet up and work on campaigns and training.
An organisation in which youth councillors from the North West meet up and work on campaigns and training. was explained to the new Youth Councillors by our current MYPs, Samah and Roshni.
EVENTS AND TRIPS
Events and trips were given out to Youth Councillors.