Two students from St. Wilfrid’s Catholic School in Crawley recently attended the Houses of Parliament where they were awarded the Bronze Democracy Award.
The awards were presented to Shagass Pam, a year 10 student and Johnny Keaveney, a pupil from year 9. Both had stood in Youth Elections earlier in the year, with Shagass being elected to the UK Youth Parliament for Crawley and East Grinstead and Johnny elected to the West Crawley Youth Cabinet for Crawley NW.
Tim Loughton MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, presented the award which the students accepted on behalf of their school for Excellent Participation in UK Youth Elections 2012.
As pictured above, Shagass also got the opportunity to speak to Lord and Baroness Kinnock about their thoughts on young people in Parliament, and how they are perceived by the media.
He said: “I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to speak to Lord Kinnock. I had an amazing day and it was fantastic to visit the Houses of Parliament and be immersed in such a different environment.”