Conference gives young people ‘Real learning 4 Real life’
Young people in Carmarthenshire are being urged to attend an event which will help prepare them for life after school and college.
Around 200 young people and decision makers are expected to attend this year’s Carmarthenshire Youth Conference.
Young people in Carmarthenshire voted ‘A Curriculum to Prepare Us For Life, as their top issue in Carmarthenshire.
The conference, 'Real learning 4 Real life', will explore the information, knowledge and skills needed to live independently after education and to prepare them for life after school and college and to live as happy, healthy adults as well as helping them to reach their full potential.
The aim of the conference is to be a soundboard for young people’s views and opinions which can influence the local curriculum and opportunities available to young people.
The event, which is open to all 14 to 23-year-olds, will be held in Parc y Scarlets, on Tuesday, November 13.
It comes as the Youth Council celebrates its 15th birthday.
Steffan Davies, Carmarthenshire Youth Council member, said: “It’s been really exciting being the conference lead for such an important issue affecting young people.
“We need all schools, youth projects and colleges to attend as it is essential that everyone engages in the conversation from the playground to Government.”
The conference has been organised by Carmarthenshire Youth Council and the county council’s Participation and Children’s Rights team.
There will be workshops, speeches and group discussions which will address the main themes of the conference.
Executive board member responsible for education and children’s services, Cllr Glynog Davies, said: “I look forward to attending this year’s conference and hearing the views of young people in the county. I would encourage as many young people as possible to come along and find out more about the opportunities available to them after leaving school.”
Get involved in the conversation using #LearningSirGar and for information and to book your place visit www.youthsirgar.org.uk/conference