Students from Enfield successfully elected as members of the Enfield Youth Council
Two of Oasis Academy Enfield’s students bravely and confidently put themselves forward as candidates for the Enfield Youth Council and U.K. Youth Parliament elections last month.
Year 8 students, Jaiden and Sila, each pitched their own brilliant manifestos to award themselves a place in the Enfield Youth Council. In Jaiden’s manifesto, he stated to have responsibility to the whole community, to champion the needs of all young people, especially those with mental health needs, in the borough, and to represent their views.
Sila also produced a fantastic manifesto in which she stated to try and bring the youth of Enfield together within the community through organising regular social events, as discrimination against groups of people have brought the atmosphere of the community down.
Both students’ campaigns were advertised amongst their peers and family, as well as the academy’s social media to gain maximum attention, and to request for votes, as voting was limited to those aged between 11-19 and/or up to 25 years-old (with SEN).
Voting closed on 26th January at 5pm, and the results of the Enfield Youth Elections were announced the following day, during a special event hosted at Enfield Civic Centre. It was a proud moment for Sila and Jaiden to be announced as two out of the 20 candidates who were successfully elected as members of the Enfield Youth Council.
In their new roles, Jaiden and Sila will ensure young people they serve have a voice in the community in improving services, in positively influencing policy, and key decision-making within the Council on local issues.
Principal, Anthony Williams, said: “A huge congratulations to Jaiden and Sila for being elected on the Enfield Youth Council.”