Environment Project 2019/2020
Our Make Your Mark findings told us young people see protecting the environment as the most important issue on both a local Surrey Heath level and on a national scale.
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.
The Surrey Heath Youth Council are continuing their manifesto commitments by starting a new project to tackle discrimination. At first, we are aiming to focus on discrimination brought about by a lack of awareness and are looking at disabilities and age.
Youth Conference: Curriculum for Life
We had a brilliant time today running SHYC’s first ever Youth Conference on Curriculum for Life. It was amazing to hear all the positive feedback and very inspiring to hear from our wide range of speakers including HireHigher, Royal Holloway, Camberley and District Job Club, University of Surrey and more.
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.