Headsup forum for 11-18 year olds asks....
The next HeadsUp forum will focus on the impact of Government spending cuts on young people and their life chances - it runs from Monday 1 - Friday 19 October 2012.
Politicians and policy-makers with an interest in this issue will be debating the impact of the cuts directly with young people.
In advance of the forum there are background materials for students, and teachers' notes to help educators use the forums as part of the Citizenship Curriculum.
Signed up to take part in the debate so far, are:
Simon Kirby MP, Patrick Harvie MSP, Christine Chapman AM and Rebeca Evans AM
If you are a politician or policy-maker or from a relevant civil society
group who would like to take part in the forum please email Beccy Allen, HeadsUp Project Manager.
You can read more about their thoughts on this issue here.
Key questions that will be discussed include:
- Is University your best bet? – Does the rise in tuition fees put you off going to University? Are there enough apprenticeships?
- Are the cuts affecting everyone equally? – What cuts have you seen in your area? Should big companies be paying more tax?
- How might schools be affected by the cuts? - Is the selling-off of playing fields justified? What do students need to learn at school to find a good job?
- Who is responsible for youth unemployment? - Is work experience available to all? Should there be incentives for businesses to employ younger workers?
To register with the website as a young person or teacher please click here.
If you would like to know what our forums will discuss for the rest of the 2012-13 school year please click here.