Youth Development Day
In November last year the Young Essex Assembly planned and hosted a Youth Voice Development Day at Chelmsford City Racecourse.
Councillor John Aldridge opened the event with a speech about democracy.
This conference showed young people important life skills in an interactive way and got young people interested in democracy. These activities included 'Money in your hands': this where you had to decide, if you were the government, how much you would spend on each of the given topics. This improved financial skills.
Another activity was writing a letter to your headteacher persuading them not to ban phones. This improved persuasive writing skills.
As a result of the day we have had a few candidates that have expressed interest in joining the Young Essex Assembly.
We had a Question and Answer panel that consisted of Caitlin Kemp (Young essex Assembly), Darren Horseman (Polie), Lisa Wilson (Mental Health), Tracy Spear (Youth Service Commissioner), Councillor John Aldridge and Councillor Ray Gooding.