OYC Meeting Minutes – 08/08/18

WELCOME

Apologies :- Tia H., Nathan W.

Samah started off the meeting with Good News. Lightning talks return next meeting.

 

SPLAT

Afsana played a game of splat with youth councillors to bring in a lively mood.

 

MANIFESTO

After the group discussions from the last meeting (25/07/18), Sam wrote up the information to form a manifesto. The Youth Councillors read through the draft document and wrote notes on what they liked and what they wanted to change, propping up the subject of Votes @ 16 was not on the draft document.

After feeding back, tables were tasked with either rewriting/writing a part of the manifesto. Rewriting the mental health paragraph and writing the bullying and community cohesion, Youth Councillors came up with these additions to the manifesto.

Bullying

We, Oldham Youth Council, do not condone bullying of any kind. Bullying is the repetitive act of harm or intimidation towards people who may be vulnerable. Young people face this all too often. Bullying can lead to low self-esteem, poor mental health and social isolation. We believe that no young person young be excluded or pressured to feel a certain way. We aim to raise awareness, continue constructive education and also offer support for all young people in Oldham who are affected by bullying.

Mental Health

(Statistic)% of young people suffer from mental health issues and almost all have experience with mental health issues, for whether it be via a friend, family member or themselves. This has a detrimental effect and often causes issues such as; Missing school, lack of self-confidence, isolation, loneliness and many more. Often because these issues start before the age of 14.

Community Cohesion

Oldham Youth Council firmly believe in community cohesion. Our aim is to promote all groups/organisations who encourage the integration of communities as well as the inclusion of different backgrounds at activities/events. As a borough, we will not tolerate simple tolerance and only accept acceptance.

 

MAKE YOUR MARKmake your mark 2016A Nationwide campaign, run by UK Youth parliament, that gathers information on what is important to the youth of the United Kingdom.

Roshni and Samah, Oldham’s MYPs for 2018/19 gave a Prezi to the youth councillors about their weekend at Annual Sitting, and the upcoming Make Your Markmake your mark 2016A Nationwide campaign, run by UK Youth parliament, that gathers information on what is important to the youth of the United Kingdom. scheme. Talking about what is expected from each youth councillor, the aim is to increase Oldham’s turnout from last year. Key Dates for this years MYMMake Your Mark – A Nationwide campaign that gathers information on what is important to the youth of the United Kingdom. The ten issues are decided by members of the UK Youth Parliament.... More are: -22nd August is the Launch of MYMMake Your Mark – A Nationwide campaign that gathers information on what is important to the youth of the United Kingdom. The ten issues are decided by members of the UK Youth Parliament.... More -10th October is the end of MYMMake Your Mark – A Nationwide campaign that gathers information on what is important to the youth of the United Kingdom. The ten issues are decided by members of the UK Youth Parliament.... More -9th October is the House of Commons debateA debate is when two parties discuss a statement, with one side for the statement given, and one against. Each party gives points on why they stand where they do on the statement, trying to create a convincing argument to win the debate.... More. If youth councillors had any questions about MYMMake Your Mark – A Nationwide campaign that gathers information on what is important to the youth of the United Kingdom. The ten issues are decided by members of the UK Youth Parliament.... More, Samah and Roshni would be happy to answer them!

 

EVENTS AND TRIPS

Events and trips have been given out to youth councillors in the meeting.

 

AOB

 

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