What's being said

What's being said?

Find out what young people think about politics, issues’ relating to their lives and what is going on across Wales in our blog.


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Welsh Youth Parliament – Train the Trainer Events

Locations across Wales: • Tuesday 5 June 2018: YMCA, 58-60 Kingsway, Swansea, SA15HQ • Wednesday 6 June 2018: National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA • Wednesday 13 June 2018: National Library for Wales, Ystafell y Cyngor/ Council Room, Penglais Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BU • Friday 15 June 2018: National Assembly for Wales, North […]

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A New Youth Parliament for Wales

THANK YOU. On 19 October 2016, following a unanimous vote of support from Assembly Members, the Assembly Commission agreed to explore the feasibility of establishing a Welsh Youth Parliament, and the Llywydd, Elin Jones AM, announced her intention to establish a Welsh Youth Parliament. We asked you what you wanted YOUR youth parliament to look […]

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Plant Dewi Celebrates a Centenary of Women’s Suffrage

As part of the Welsh Government’s Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme, young parents from Plant Dewi have been taking part in a raft of activities to celebrate the role of women in Welsh politics. Last week they participated in a National Assembly for Wales education workshop that looked at the history of women’s suffrage in […]

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Pembrokeshire Students Have Their Say

A Level Government and Politics students from Tasker Milward and Sir Thomas Picton schools weighed into the debate on lowering the voting age last week in a National Assembly for Wales workshop. After learning about the history of devolution, the implications of the Wales Act (2017) and taking part in a committee scrutiny activity, students […]

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Students presenting their manifesto

Mock Election at Llandrillo College

Recently we spent a day talking politics and The National Assembly for Wales with a fantastic group of Life Skills students at Llandrillo College. We began by looking at the subjects the Assembly is responsible for and had some great discussions on a variety of issues that have been debated in the Senedd. The students […]

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Youth Parliament for Wales Update

I am delighted that over five thousand of you took time to tell us before the summer what you thought about our plans to establish a youth parliament for Wales. Some of the main things you all agreed on include; • elections should be held to choose members of a youth parliament, • members should […]

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Russell George AM presenting the certificate to Newtown Student Assembly.

Your Assembly Ambassadors: Newtown High School

Newtown High School recently became the first school in Montgomeryshire to gain School Council Ambassador status from the National Assembly for Wales.   The School Council Ambassador scheme aims to get school councils more directly involved with the work of the Assembly.   Certified schools have an outreach visit to learn about the Assembly, submit […]

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An education officer delivering a workshop in a classroom at Glanymor School

Celebrating Carmarthenshire’s Role in the Devolution Story

Pupils at Ysgol Glan-y-Mor, Burry Port marked 20 years since the 1997 Welsh Devolution Referendum by hosting a special referendum-themed workshop. Delivered by the National Assembly of Wales, the workshop examined the circumstances behind the narrow Yes vote of 1997, Carmarthenshire’s decisive role in the devolution story, and how Welsh politicians might best use the […]

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Imogen's Assembly Ambassador Session

Assembly Ambassadors session – Imogen from 5th Llanishen Guides, Cardiff.

I’m Imogen Blacklidge and I am a part of 5th Llanishen Guides. In February half term I went to Bronerion which is GirlGuiding Cymru’s headquarter and took part in an Assembly Ambassadors session led by Caryl Hughes. We learnt about the National Assembly and Welsh politics. I found the session very interesting because I am […]

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Young people from Digartref Community Voice Project in Cardiff Bay

Guest Blog – Community Voice Project, Digartref Ynys Môn

The Community Voice project at Digartref aims to have the voices heard of people suffering from, or having been affected by, homelessness. We have worked closely with Anglesey County Council in order to improve the services for homelessness and raise awareness of the impacts homelessness has on an individual. We recently won an award in […]

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