Youngsters debate issues at first meeting of new Wimborne group

YOUNG people had their say over town issues at the meeting of a new group in Wimborne.

The new Wimborne Minster School Council gathered at the town council on Tuesday (November 21), where members met the deputy mayor, town clerk, officers, and councillors.

The school council is made up of children from schools in the Wimborne area.

At the meeting, the children heard about what the town council does, took part in a formal debate on youth provision in the town and came up with practical ideas to address sustainability and climate action.

Cllr Jeff Hart said: “This is a great initiative. Most schools have their own school councils but now they can send representatives to the town council’s own school council, debate issues that are important to them, and report back to the town council.

“The children were most articulate and evidently enjoyed the meeting. We will meet every term going forward.”

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