Northgate’s Hannah Cork is standing in the Norfolk Youth Parliament elections which take place this week. Miss Theobald caught up with her to ask a few questions about the elections:
1. Why did you want to stand in the Norfolk Youth Parliament elections?
‘I thought it would be a great opportunity to help young people have a say in what goes on in their community and to improve things for them.’
2. What would you like to see improved?
‘I’d like to see an improved curriculum where there are more skills taught related to real life eg working with finances.’
3. Why should people vote for you?
‘I am determined, hardworking, and able to listen and give my opinions. I want a chance to help change the future for young people in our community and let them have a voice.’
4. What are you looking forward to if you are elected?
‘Letting people know my opinions and those of people I am representing and meeting like-minded people to help bring about change’
So, there you have it, a little insight into why Hannah is standing in the elections and why you should vote for her. All students aged between 11 and 19 can cast a single vote for their preferred candidate. Hannah would be representing West Norfolk and is up against 4 other candidates. Northgate students will be given the opportunity to vote for her in their Computing lessons, however if you don’t take computing or you are absent from the lesson, please take a couple of minutes to vote. Voting takes place between 19th and 23rd March. The results will be announced on 27th March at County Hall in Norwich, where Hannah will be in attendance.
Make your vote count – go to www.norfolk.gov.uk/vote2018. Good luck Hannah!
If you need a bit more convincing, here is a little trailer to tell you why you should vote for Hannah.