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On Friday 25th November St. Aidan’s Catholic Academy were represented by students from all key stages at the Young People’s State of the City Debate.

Our students were among others from schools and colleges across the city who assembled at the Council Chambers at Sunderland Civic Centre.  The Debate was chaired by our very own Head Boy T Crawford.  All the students involved had some strong views on the issues being debated which were:

  • A Curriculum to prepare us for life
  • Vote at 16
  • Tackling Racism & Discrimination
  • Mental Health
  • Stop cuts that effect the NHS

After the debate, students voted on the issue which was most important to them. This would then be taken forward by Sunderland Youth Parliament to be their priority from December 2016 to December 2017.

After all votes were cast, the priority for our Young People for next year is

‘A Curriculum to prepare us for life.’