INTRODUCING THE NEXT GENERATION TO DEMOCRACY IN WALES
INTRODUCING THE NEXT GENERATION to the work of the Assembly and its elected members is vital for the future of democracy in Wales, says South Wales Central AM, Neil McEvoy.
Coral Hill, a pupil from Willows High School, Cardiff visited the Senedd to discover more about the work of members of the Welsh parliament, as part of her studies for the Welsh BAC (Baccalaureate). Coral chose to research and write an essay on granting 16 year olds the right to vote in future Assembly elections.
Neil McEvoy said, "I was delighted to meet Coral and answer questions from such a well informed next time voter. It is vital we give our young people every opportunity to learn how our democracy works, and how we take up the issues which will affect their future.
"I am always very pleased to be able to meet pupils from South Wales Central in their schools or at the Senedd, to talk about how we strive in the Assembly to make Wales a better place to live and work."
The processes of democracy in Wales, the Assembly and the Government of Wales are subjects available to study in modules of the Welsh Baccalaureate. The Education and Youth Engagement Service of the Assembly offers a travel subsidy to schools travelling from over 10 miles outside of Cardiff to the Assembly for educational visits:
The EYE Service provides other educational opportunities and resources, as described in their booklet: