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Portrait of Tapiwa


Hi, my name is Tapiwa. I am 14 years old and I live in Colchester. I enjoy reading, cooking, netball and performing arts. I would like to support change in public transport and school curriculums. In Colchester we also have a problem with crime so I’d like to help prevent this.

Portrait of Diti


Hi I’m Diti and I am a YEA representative for Colchester. I joined the YEA because of my passion and enthusiasm to give young people a voice. Outside of school I practice my public speaking and debating skills through co-ordinating my school’s debate club and find these skills very useful in YEA work. I have really enjoyed my work with the YEA in my previous two year term and hope to continue this in the coming years.

Portrait of Honey


Hi, my name is Honey. I’ve been in the YEA since January 2019.On top of the YEA I am in many clubs, for example mock magistrates, reoccurring appearances in musicals and  teaching and learning leader.

Portrait of James


My name is James and I am from Colchester. I am interested in helping young people to fight crime in Essex, especially knife crime. In my spare time I enjoy cycling and photographing all sorts of things from buses to nature.

Portrait of Sophie


Hi, my name is Sophie and I am an elected YEA member – what I can bring to the YEA is being an approachable team member and I feel that I have an awareness of how young people might most effectively receive different campaigns, which will help when trying to approach different issues in my district, Colchester. In my spare time, I love to write for my blog and school newspaper and I also really enjoy taking part in performing arts.

Portrait of Satine


Hiya! My name is Satine. I really wanted to join the YEA because I wanted to give young people a voice, and make growing up a better experience for everyone. My personal interests are sports (basketball) and gaming.

Portrait of Daisy 


Hello my name is Daisy. I’m 15 and I’m from Colchester. I enjoy singing dancing and acting and I belong to a drama group called kyds. I represent my year in the school council and in the YEA I want to help improve the wellbeing of people in Colchester.