Reading Youth Cabinet are holding a conference by young people for young people on the 1st of March at St Laurence’s Church.

The conference starts at 9.30am and will include workshops which explore their three chosen campaigns for the year, ‘Putting an End to Knife Crime’, ‘Mental Health Awareness and Reducing Homelessness’. They will also bring to debate the topic of Votes at 16 and the very current topic of the People’s Vote.

Antony Kildare, Managing Director for Brighter Futures for Children, and an elected member of Reading Borough Council will join the young people in the days activities and there will be an opportunity for you to meet the current youth cabinet members and Readings elected Member of Youth Parliament.

The conference is for young people aged 11 to 18 to attend, it is during a school day and if your school are not attending you will need permission to come.

Zarah Khan, Readings elected Member of Youth Parliament for 2019 says; “This is a great opportunity to see how you can campaign on issues which are important for young people. Also, you will be able to meet famous local politicians and councillors. Finally, it’s lots of fun to talk to others who share the same passion as you!”