Leeds Children's Mayor Candidate: St Benedicts Primary School
Name: Grace Armitage
School: St. Benedicts Primary School
Slogan: Breaking Barriers, Building Futures.
My wish: children and young people have the chance to express their views, feel heard and get involved in making decisions
If I was children’s mayor of Leeds I would create a children’s city council. Children from all areas of Leeds, one from a primary school and one from a high school would be on the council. My idea is just like school council but children from different schools will discuss ideas on how to make Leeds a better place. In these meetings the children’s city council would discuss the twelve wishes for a child friendly Leeds. With this idea it means that children can make a difference and let them know that they ARE heard. The meetings would hopefully take place every month at a different school each time or in the Leeds city council offices.
The big question on everybody’s mind would be how do we fund all of these projects? My idea would be for the children who sit on the council to co-ordinate different fund raising events in their local area which would of course include all the schools. Another idea would be to involve local companies to sponsor the event.
My reasons for choosing “Children and young people have the chance to express their views and, feel heard and get involved in making decisions” are that I feel strongly about children having the opportunity to be heard. I also believe it would be a great experience for children to meet other young people for lots of different backgrounds. They would be able to share their experience and ideas for other future projects.
“Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children,” Princess Diana