Two Young NCB members
We like to highlight work that Young NCB members have been doing
in their local communities and through other organisations and
activities. Two sisters from Rochdale were recently commended at
the Rochdale Mayor Youth Awards. see below for more
I was nominated for the Mayor's Youth Awards 2012
(Rochdale). I received the award for ''the longest serving and the
most active member of the Rochdale borough wide children's
council." I have attended events and meetings in
parliament and I am also a children's right advocate. I
was described at the awards as "strong, confident and has
used her voice to make a difference in the community.''
This was what was said at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 21st
March 2012 at the Rochdale Town Hall where I received my
award. I received a medal, trophy and a certificate to celebrate my
achievements which were awarded by the Mayor of Rochdale.
Mariyam received her award for being one of the
last seven standing candidates in the election for the
children's champion of Rochdale. She had reached this final stage
after an intensive process which included first applying for the
post, being selected and having to attend an interview for a whole
day doing a range of activities and having a question session with
the Children's and Deputy Children's Champion. She then had to
write a manifesto and campaign. Finally, Mariyam had
to make a video which was sent to the 60+ schools in Rochdale,
who were then asked to vote.
There were over 7180 votes cast by children and young people in
Year 6 in the borough which was a huge turnout. At each stage the
candidates were narrowed down to the final seven of which Mariyam
Kiran and mariyam are also involved in the Energy Bill
Revolution campaign which you can find out more about here
So these are just a couple of examples of things that Young
NCB members have been doing. We'd love to hear from you if you
have been doing something in your area with school, or another
organisation or if you have been involved with something
nationally... or internationally! Please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and
tell us what you have been up to recently.
Young NCB is also happy to include articles in Loudspeaker
magazine so if you are interested then again, get in touch using
the email above.