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Thursday, 17 May 2012
Sixth Form pupils Yasmin Ahmed, Olivia Davidson and Adam Woolley
were invited by the Bolton Lads and Girls club to take part in
Rolling Globe - a national campaign run by Oxfam, aimed at raising
young people's awareness of international issues.
The three students attended a series of youth led workshops and
discussions with local MPs in Westminster, with the aim of creating
more positive change.
Following their individual success at making a real difference
in the community, Olivia, Yasmin and Adam used the skills they
learnt in last year's National Citizen Service with Oxfam to run a
session for young people on how to campaign. Throughout the day
many workshops took place, including a similar activity to 'Dragons
Den' with politicians pitching their ideas to the group on how
young people can help change the world, and the group then deciding
which was best. Along with this, Adam, Olivia and Yasmin had the
chance to visit the Houses of Parliament and learn about other
projects that have been happening to help change international
issues. Overall they were particularly interested in the session
they attended on HIV and AIDS, and gained valuable experience in
talking to MP's about issues of the day.
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