In October 2016 we saw the return of the Council of Portsmouth Students – a forum made up of young people from schools and colleges all across the city. The forum is facilitated by our Student Forum team, which is headed up by Matthew Foster. The Council of Portsmouth students recently celebrated it’s 15 year anniversary.
The Mary Rose Academy were played host for the third summit on Tuesday 25th April 2017. Throughout the day, the students spent the day improving their skills and developing their plans for how they want to see education in the Portsmouth area change for the better. There was also an exciting visit from the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor David Fuller, who gave an inspiring talk to the young people about his role as Lord Mayor and the importance of student voice in the city and education overall.
The Lord Mayor said to the group: “You should all be very proud of the difference that work like this will make to the lives of young people in Portsmouth; to young students who may not be able to make their voice heard, you are able to represent them and influence positive outcomes in their lives.”
Head of Unloc Student Forums, Matthew Foster, commented: “It was great to have the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, David Fuller, at the third summit of CoPS. I’m really pleased with the progress students are making. These young leaders are able to develop plans to make a real impact on their school lives and to improve their key skills. I look forward to seeing their progress and so does the Lord Mayor.”
You can find out more about the Unloc Student Forums and get your school involved by visiting this link: http://www.unloc.org.uk/student-forums/
You can also see the coverage from our event on our Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnlocForums