Listening to our young people

Some of the biggest issues of the day were discussed between Bridgend Youth Council members and the Bridgend MS Carwyn Jones during a recent online event. During a zoom call, Youth Council members had the opportunity to ask questions to the local MS on a wide range of issues. Some of the question topics included the Welsh Government’s approach to lockdown in Wales, young people’s mental health, this year’s A Level results, UK and Welsh Government messaging, healthy eating, and pursuing a career in politics.

Mr Jones said “ It was great to take part in this event and to speak to the Youth Council members. Often young people’s voices are overlooked so it was very important to listen to what they had to say. There were some very considered and intelligent question with no topic off limits. The topics really meant something to them. The hour session went very quickly. A very enjoyable session and I look forward to taking part in future events.”