Thurrock Youth Conference 2017

GA Thurrock Youth Conference

The Gateway Academy Student Leadership Team recently attended the Thurrock Youth Conference, a day for school ambassadors across the borough to speak up and discuss issues that are important to them.

Workshops focused on topics voted on by the Youth Cabinet; First Aid, Gender Equality, Curriculum for Life, Discrimination and Youth Cabinet. They started the day meeting students from schools across the borough, and then took part in a debate:
Should schools prepare you for life?

Student Leadership Coordinator, Miss Rachel O’Dwyer, said “The students enjoyed their day debating with the other schools. It gave them the opportunity to voice their opinions and hear others about topics that are close to their hearts.”