19 November 2015

Image of Students attend Wirral Youth Conference and Wirral Youth Parliament


Law students at The Sixth Form College recently attended the Wirral Youth Voice Conference 2015, where the theme of safety was discussed at various workshops and presentations. A panel was present to take student’s questions on the subject, including staff from the Safeguarding Children Board, Heads of Services, Councillors and Officers. Other topics discussed at the Conference included, exploitation, being streetwise, media pressure, gang culture, and internet safety.

Students Danielle Bentley, James Lee, Owen Belmar, Nicole Gardiner, Meg Condliffe, Meg Epps and Meg Anthony, who all study Law, represented the College at the Conference and each found it to be an interesting and informative experience.

First year students, James Lee, Owen Belmar and Meg Condliffe returned to Wallasey Town Hall earlier this month for the Wirral Youth Parliament, with Mayor, Les Rowlands, attending.

The students put their debating skills into practice during the course of the evening with James Lee (seconded by James Webster) proposing the motion, ‘Should sexting by young people be criminalized?'. The motion was opposed by Meg Condliffe, which led students to a stimulated, interesting debate on this issue.

Head of Law, Paula Blakemore was delighted with how the students performed at the event stating, “It was an excellent evening of topical debate at the Wirral Youth parliament.  This was a great public speaking experience for our students who presented their case very well.”

Former student, Warren Ward; who is an active member of the Labour Party and vice chair of Wirral South; was also present at the annual Youth Parliament and was impressed with the students’ performance, tweeting, “Fantastic to meet students from @BSFC at the Wirral Youth Parliament. They spoke with passion and determination.”

Law - WYP & WYC 2015

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