Councillor Swap at Kings International College!
Councillor Colin Dougan attended Kings International College as part of Surrey Heath Youth Council’s Councillor Swap project.
Councillor Dougan was able to get a feeling for everyday school life by attending two lessons with King’s Head Student before attending a lunch with the Student Leadership Team.
We hope to bring more Borough Councillors into local schools to promote politics and ensure that young people are inspired to engage more with local representatives on the issues that matter to them.
Preparing for Working Life Project
The top issue we identified from our recent survey was that young people want a curriculum to prepare them for life.
The Surrey Heath Youth Council recently ran their first Anti-Stigma Conference at Collingwood College. The event aimed to educate and inform young people in Surrey Heath about the seriousness of mental health illnesses and how to help those struggling with them.
The Surrey Heath Youth Council has previously run two Anti-Bullying Training Days to train Anti-Bullying Ambassadors for schools in Surrey. The days aimed to reduce bullying through a peer-led scheme and give students the skills required to go back to their schools and develop Anti-Bullying initiatives.