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Make Your Mark 2019

Every year the United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP) holds a UK-wide ballot called ‘Make Your Mark’, where all young people, 11 – 18, can vote on what they feel is important in their lives and what they think Members of the Youth Parliament should campaign on for the year ahead. The UK Youth Parliament is …

A week ago we learnt a new word…

filibuster verb [ I or T ] /ˈfɪl.ɪ.bʌs.tər/ to make a long speech in order to delay or prevent a new law being made Available from: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/filibuster We also lost a little bit of faith in democracy. As a youth council we supported our local MP, Jim McMahon, to draft his Private Members Bill to extend …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 10/05/17

Welcome Everyone sang Happy Birthday to Chris   Apologies Lydia, Nazmul, Roshni, Jake, Fatimah, Nathan   Social Media – Comms team Gareth came in and introduced himself. He told the youth council that he felt like the council were losing touch with what was happening on social media and he needed our help. He asked …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 26/04/17

Welcome Apologies – Jess, Lydia, Amber, Katie, Jake   Discrimination Campaign Posters Chris showed the poster designs on the projector so that YCllrs could see the work by Samah and the Youth Council Champions.  After seeing the designs, Youth councillors split into small groups to come up with ideas for text to go on the …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 18/01/17

Welcome Manchester histories- Sam McCormick Sam talked about where she was from and what manchester histories does. She said that she came to talk about a project called hidden histories working with 5 community groups exploring a part of their history – this will go into an exhibition in Manchester and it will run from …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 23/11/16

Welcome The first part of the meeting was taken up by Question Time event in Council Chambers. Apologies Hashim, Nianna, Nazmul, Ge,  Anti-bullying pack Chris told youth councillors that the anti bullying posters are being printed in manchester and reminded youth councillors of the pack we were going to make with it. Jade Katie and …

O.Y.C. meeting

OYC Meeting Minutes – 09/11/16

Welcome With Marouf and Ge at full council meeting and both Amber and Samah sending their apologies we have Roshni as chair and Jade as secretary.  Other apologies from: Isabelle, Jess C, Branden, Nazmul, Jahanzeib, Marya, Nayema, Usmaan, Jake and T.Jay    Takeover Challenge – Consent letters were handed out and names were taken down of …

O.Y.C. meeting 26th October

OYC Meeting Minutes – 26/10/16

Welcome  apologies – Hannah, Shariq, Suraya, Tasneem, Lydia, Ge, Khadija, Alan Question Time Marouf asked the youth council whether they had got ten questions each to ask Council leaders for question time and that they should email or Facebook message Chris with them. Marouf stressed that it was very important to attend and that Youth Councillors …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 12/10/16

Welcome Apologies – Alan, Jasmine, Amber, Khadija, Make your mark The Radclyffe school speeches. Students  from Radclyffe School had been researching make your mark in their citizenship lessons.  They were asked to write speeches about the issues most important to them and delivered their speeches to the meeting. The issues were race and religious discrimination (were they talked …

Want to become a Youth Councillor?

Do you want to join Oldham Youth Council? Why not stand our elections in January 2016?  To become a candidate all you need to do download our elections pack (click the link below), fill in the manifesto and details pages, then email them both [email protected] Resource pack YP 2016 If you need any help completing …