Young People Quiz Decision Makers on Education


Published 24 April 2014


Youth Cabinet quiz councillorsThe new Vale Youth Cabinet and members of the Vale Youth Forum recently met with Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Education and Skills in the Welsh Government and Vale Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Chris Elmore for a Q&A on discussing services for young people.


Members of the forum are drawn from schools and youth groups across the Vale and those present seized their opportunity to get answers to their questions. This is the first formal meeting of the Youth Cabinet following their election at the end of March.


The questions posed covered school lessons, sports facilities and the role of AMs and councillors in serving young people. Those in attendance left satisfied with the answers that they received.


Forum member Tom Chandler said: “Discussing future plans for education in Wales with Huw Lewis was beneficial to our understanding of the work the Welsh Assembly are currently undertaking to tackle issues within Wales. We look forward to seeing improvements being made.”


Cllr Chris Elmore said: “The session today was a great success and proves that young people are passionate about a whole range of issues, including education. As always we will take on board what we have been told and do our best to address the issues that have been raised.”


Following the session, Huw Lewis AM, said: “Engaging with young people is the key to improving the services that we provide for them. I was delighted to be invited to speak with the Vale Youth Forum today and am very encouraged to hear about the links that the Council are building through initiatives such as the new Youth Cabinet.