Councillors meet students for National Democracy Week

A group of local councillors took time to visit Horizon Community College to increase the students' understanding of politics as part of National Democracy Week.

Accompanied by members of the Youth Council, Councillors Margaret Bruff, Joe Hayward, Kath Mitchell and Richard Riggs spoke to groups of students at length about a range of topics, including taxes, mental health and elections.

The pupils came with plenty of questions and had a lot to talk about with the Councillors, learning what they do in their wards, how the council helps in their day-to-day lives and how they can participate in politics through the Youth Council.

Cllr Bruff, Cabinet spokesperson for People (Safeguarding), said: "It's great to see young people showing such a keen interest in democracy and politics - the conversations we had were very engaging and it was good to be able to share our experience of the work being carried out by our Councillors across Barnsley.

"I would encourage the students to seek out the opportunity to get involved in politics with the Youth Council."

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