Young people are all too often left out of decisions that affect them; and we at Unloc believe that young people should not just be offered a seat at the table; but that they should instead be leading the discussion!
Students from schools and colleges across the Island came together on Tuesday 8th November to form the first Isle of Wight Student Forum.
These students are pioneering a new perspective of youth voice on the Island that brings together representatives from each school council and student union to work in collaboration, by forming action groups that aim to target key areas highlighted by the forum members. This approach ensures that the student forums are more than just a talking shop and that they are actually leading the way forward in youth voice.
The whole day was a true testament to all of the young people involved who threw themselves wholeheartedly into becoming the founding members of the Isle of Wight Student Forum and have set strong foundations that will secure youth voice in the area for years to come.