Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy pupil elected to UK Youth Parliament

A pupil at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy has been elected to represent Sandwell in the UK Youth Parliament.

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After winning the Sandwell Youth Parliament vote this month, Year 10 pupil Steve Nimo is set to speak up for the views of young people in the local community.

Steve has long been involved in youth politics at the academy was elected on to its House Council last year after being elected by fellow pupils. Since joining House Council, Steve has been actively involved in organising cultural awareness days at the academy, raising money for national charities and hosting a visit from local MP Adrian Bailey for the recent Macmillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Morning.

Steve will now join the Youth Parliament as a local representative, which will involve attending meetings to hold debates and plan campaigns, including an annual sitting in the House of Commons and regular regional meetings, and sharing news, issues and resources with fellow members.

Steve Nimo said:

"I am so excited to have been elected as the MYP for Sandwell. I am truly passionate about politics and believe that representing the views of young people to government and service providers is absolutely crucial. I would like to thank everybody who voted for me, including my peers at Ormiston Sandwell, and I can’t wait to get to work and help to make a difference."

Marie McMahon, Principal at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy, said:

"We are all incredibly proud of Steve for what is such a fantastic achievement. Steve has been an active changemaker in our school community and is a true champion of social action. We are looking forward to seeing what lies ahead as Steve gets started in the role and he can expect to have the full support of Ormiston Sandwell behind him."

 

Picture caption: Steve Nimo, Principal Marie McMahon and pupils at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy