Two of Firthmoor’s Year 6 children, Isabelle and Jasmine, were selected to take part in a discussion with a panel of local councillors, followed by questions about ‘life during Covid’.
Prior to the discussion, the panel had received evidence from council officers, academics, mental health practitioners, youth groups and charities about what has been on offer during the pandemic. Councillors were interested to hear directly from young people in order to understand whether those services had been known about, accessed equally across the borough and covered the full spectrum of needs of all children and young people throughout the town.
Isabelle and Jasmine gave their views articulately and in detail. They received a certificate of participation and appreciation for their good citizenship, and also a full ‘young person friendly’ report on the findings of their involvement.
Well done Isabelle and Jasmine!