We have been awarded Gold status by West Sussex County Council for our exceptional engagement in Youth Cabinet elections. Two of our students,
Katarina (Year 9) and Kieran (Year 8), were elected to represent Southbourne on the
West Sussex Youth Cabinet. They were privileged to take part recently in this year’s Virtual Ceremony with all the Award Winners and guest speaker, Tim Loughton MP.
Katarina has been involved in leading webinars about racial inequalities and political discourse. She is looking forward to upcoming ‘Seas and Coasts’ work.
Kieran has been running free online quizzes to boost people’s mental health as part of the Mental Health Campaign.
This initiative in local democracy has enabled us to promote Article 12 of UNCRC where adults have a duty to ensure that young people are listened to seriously on matters that affect them.
Teacher of RE,
i/c Student Voice and