Young people have their say

Author: Nick Griffin


More than 100 children and young people from across the borough gathered last week to voice their views during Barnet’s ‘Youthorium’.

The event, held at Allianz Park on Thursday 23 February, gave young people the chance to give the council their views on how services for them can be improved.

Participants from the borough’s schools, colleges, youth groups and charities took part, voicing their opinions on a range of topics from young people’s emotional wellbeing, to youth services and the best ways for young people’s voices to be heard.

Discussing topics in groups, young people were able to type out their views and opinions which were then projected live on to the walls of the room.

There was also a ‘voxpop booth’ to capture participants’ views on video.

Councillor Reuben Thompstone, Chairman of the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding, Committee, said: “It was fantastic to be able to hear the views of so many young people on such a wide range of topics.

“Events like this one are a really important way of helping to shape services and make sure they are right for our young residents, and help make sure Barnet is the most family friendly borough in London.”