Frome College: Guests panellists tested by questions from floor
WE WERE really pleased with how organised, knowledgeable and thoughtful all the students were who came along to our first ever Question Time event.
The panel was made up of Frome town councillors Toby Elliot and Peter Mcfadyen, Mendip councillor Sam Phripp, myself as Youth Mayor and Deputy Youth Mayor Alex Shingler.
The event was organised by Frome Youth Council in partnership with Young People Frome, the charity which runs the Frome Active website, and Frome Community College.
Before the Question Time started we had a workshop delivered by Westminster Education Outreach Team and we learnt about how government works.
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It was made quite interesting by some alarming facts.
Did you know MPs don't have a job description?
The exciting bit was the questions from the floor.
Questions asked included: "Will there be more bike paths so that we can cycle safety?"
Answer: "Yes we are working with a number of cycling groups to make this happen."
"How are you planning to make Frome more environmentally friendly?"
Answer: "We want to have more basic recycling, sort out problems with dog poo and encourage fewer cars."
"What can we do about all the graffiti in the town centre?"
Answer: "Provide more things for young people to do and more organised graffiti walls like the one in Victoria Park."
I really enjoyed the Question Time event and thought it was really good in getting younger people a bit more involved.
We will be organising another Question Time as part of Participate Frome Week on Friday, November 7.
Cara Honey, Year 12
Youth Mayor of Frome