Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Pupil Power

As a result of lots of hard work by the Medway Youth Parliament, pupils will soon be able to travel to school on half-fare bus tickets before 9am. The Council have agreed to subsidise bus tickets after a year long campaign by the Youth Parliament. Conservative Councillor and Finance Portfolio holder Alan Jarrett announced that the £250,000 subsidy would begin with the new school year in September.

This is a fantastic victory for the Medway Youth Parliament. I think it is brilliant that schools across the authority are not only getting together engaging in politics and democracy and making proposals on issues like this, which genuinely make children's lives better, but also that their voices are being heard and taken seriously by their elected representatives.

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