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Laurence Jackson School

2011 Youth Consultation United Kingdom Youth Parliament Redcar & Cleveland

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Youth Democracy & Citizenship Approximately, how many students attend Laurence Jackson School?

Do the students at Laurence Jackson directly elect the representatives within the school council?

How many representatives are there in the school council?

How often does the school council convene?

How many students will be participating in this youth consultation?


Does the student council agree that young people are listened to by the council on matters that affect them?

Before this consultation, were any members of the student council aware of the UK Youth Parliament?

Does the student council believe UK Youth Parliament should send more youth consultations to schools in the borough?

How would the student council rate the quality of citizenship teaching at Laurence Jackson? Also, should it be increased?


Votes at 16 In 2015, there will be local and general elections. This means those who are 14 and 15 now will have the chance to vote for the first time. There is currently a movement campaigning for the government to lower the age of voting to 16. If this was made law, it means those who are 12 and 13 now will have the chance to vote for the first time. Does the student council support lowering the voting age to 16?

If not, please state why.

People who oppose votes at 16 state that there is not enough political education taught in schools.


Does the student council support increased political education to be taught in schools?

If not, please state why.

UK Youth Parliament elections At the moment the two representatives are appointed, not elected, into the Youth Parliament. This is because in the 12 years Youth Parliament has been established, nobody in Redcar & Cleveland put their name forward - until now. We hope to set up elections for the Member of Youth Parliament in February 2012. Anyone aged 11 - 18 can stand for election as long as they either live, or attend school, in Redcar & Cleveland. Would any members of the Laurence Jackson student council wish to stand for election? If so, please have them write their name and e-mail address below.


Similar to a real election, do you think each school in the borough should have a ballot box where students can vote for their Member of Youth Parliament? If not, please state why.

Would Laurence Jackson School help in allowing their students to vote for their Member of Youth Parliament? If not, please state why.


Would Laurence Jackson be able to oversee and manage the democratic process of voting? I.e. ensuring there is no cheating, providing ballot boxes and report the results back to the council. If not, please state why.

Would the student council promote and advertise the opportunity for young people to get involved and stand for election?

Travel and public transport in the borough For 16-18 year olds, the council offers a R.A.T (Roaming and Traveling) card which entities the holder to half-fare bus journeys across the Tees Valley (inc. Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Darlington, Stockton, Hartlepool) Currently, it costs ÂŁ10 for the card each year. Does the student council believe this card should be free? If so, please state why.


On Arriva North East buses, it costs about ÂŁ1.60 to get from Guisborough to Middlesbrough. Does the school council believe this is a reasonable cost for 11-15 year olds?

Out of 10, how do you rate the bus service in Redcar & Cleveland? Please consider cost, lateness, frequency and general reliability.

If you could change one thing about Arriva’s bus service in Redcar & Cleveland, what would it be?

How many representatives within the student council use the bus to get to and from school?

Out of the students who use the bus to get to and from school, would they prefer it if bus fares would be cheaper for students using the buses from 7:30am - 9:00am and 15:00pm - 16:00pm?


How many representatives within the student council ride their bike to and from school?

Out of the students who use the bike to get to and from school, would they prefer it if there were more cycle lanes?

Does Laurence Jackson School have an area where students can lock their bike up on site?

How secure is this facility?

Building Schools for the Future (BSF) cancellation at Laurence Jackson School. In 2010, the Department for Education cancelled the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in Redcar & Cleveland. This meant that several schools, including Laurence Jackson, would no longer receive funding for building their proposed new schools.


Does the student council support this decision by the government to scrap the BSF programme?

Please elaborate on your decision

How would the student council rate the facilities available at Laurence Jackson? I.e. learning resources, classroom appearance, sporting equipment.

Community Please circle the your answer


There are enough leisure facilities such as parks, libraries, gyms or pools in your area Strongly Agree !

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Agree !

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Disagree !!

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Strongly Disagree

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Strongly Disagree

Elaborate your decision below

Activities for young people in your area are plentiful Strongly Agree !

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Agree !

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Disagree !!

Elaborate your decision below

Would the student council like to see a higher Police presence on the streets?


What does the student council think are the top 3 issues affecting young people today?

Does the student council agree that there’s enough alcohol, sex, drugs and personal health education in schools? Please elaborate your answer.


Redcar & Cleveland Youth Council The representatives at UK Youth Parliament would like to set up a Youth Council in Redcar & Cleveland. This council would be made up of between 10-30 young people from across the borough. The entire Youth Council would meet once a month and discuss issues and create an action plan for change. The elected Member of Youth Parliament would chair the council. Travel expenses may be given. You would not need to be elected. Members would not need to be part of a student council - anyone is welcome to join. Would any members of Laurence Jackson’s student council like to get involved in Redcar & Cleveland’s new Youth Council? Please could any interested parties write their names and email addresses.


Thank you for completing the 2011 UK Youth Parliament consultation for Redcar & Cleveland.

We will listen to your answers and refer any concerns to the Member of Parliament or the council official concerned.

If you would like more information, news and updates from your UK Youth Parliament representatives, please email:

ukypredcar@live.co.uk OR Follow us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/ukypredcar

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Cameron Brown

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UKYP Redcar & Cleveland's youth consultation for all student councils in the borough.

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