Image above: Mohammad speaking in the House of Commons
Students speak in Parliament as part of the UK Youth Parliament
A pupil from Chiswick School has spoken in the House of Commons, as part of the UK Youth Parliament.
On Friday 17 November, the UK Youth Parliament debated universal free school meals and food security for young people as part of their campaign, ‘Food for Learning’. More than 200 Members of Youth Parliament from across the UK participated in the House of Commons debate.
The UK Youth Parliament is a youth organisation consisting of democratically elected members aged between 11 and 18. Formed in 2000, the parliament has 369 members, who are elected to represent the views of young people in their area to government and service providers.
Having been elected onto Hounslow’s Youth Parliament earlier in the academic year, Mohammad was provided with the opportunity to participate in a lively debate. In addition to having a tour and learning about how the age-old institution functions, Mohammad was invited to address the House which Chiswick School said he did with ‘gusto and aplomb’. Mohammad said:
“I want to say a massive thank you to the staff at Chiswick School. It was a brilliant day at the House of Commons and I got a chance to speak about standardisation of free school meals. This was only possible due to the tremendous support and continuous motivation I get from the school which always gives me strength and honour”.
Mr Gill, Mohammad’s Head of Year said:
“So many of our students are doing incredible things and it was a delight to see Mohammad speak in Westminster. He has a very bright future ahead of him and we are proud of what he has achieved”.
The school has not disclosed Mohammad’s surname.