Carwyn Jones visits Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School

archbishop pixlrOn Friday February 6th, Bridgend Assembly Member Carwyn Jones, visited Archbishop McGrath School to speak to the sixth form students about the Welsh Assembly.

The Assembly Member spoke to the students about his role as the Assembly Member for Bridgend.

All students were engaged with the discussions which included the impact of Welsh Government funding which has been allocated to schools, thereby providing students with the resources to make the most out their time in school.

Commenting on his visit, Carwyn Jones said “It was great opportunity to talk to many of the students, including the Head Boy and Head Girl about issues facing young people today. It is important that their opinions are represented by their elected AM’s and MP’s so this was the perfect opportunity to gather their views.”

Many of the students will be first time voters in the coming General Election and in the Assembly Elections in 2016 and therefore it was fitting that Thursday, the day before the visit was National Voter Registration day.

A poll from the Electoral Reform Society showed that 24% of 18-to-21 year olds haven’t registered to vote yet and they only have until April 20th to register. According to an Ipsos Mori poll, just 44% of 18- to 24-year-olds voted at the last election, fewer than any other age group.