First-year B6 student, Adam Nawaz, was delighted to share with us that he is running as a candidate as a Youth MP.
As well as representing the children and young people of Bolton; nationally and regionally Youth MPs sit on council meetings, Local Strategic Partnership meetings, Youth Action boards, meet with Senior adults from the Local Authority and partners to champion young people’s views.
Applications opened for the role in November 2023 and Adam, a former Eden Boys School student, was required to give a speech to members of Bolton Council and the current Youth MPs. Adam created a manifesto which he had to outline in his application which focussed on: reducing the stigma around mental health; launching youth clubs and extra-curricular activities in Bolton to create safe environments for young people and getting young people ready for the world of work.
Adam studies A Level English Language & Literature and Politics and Vocational Law at The Sixth Form as well as being a member of the Debate Club, and he said that studying at B6 has really helped his with the application process:
“All of my subjects have really helped me in applying to become a Youth MP. English has been great as I’ve gained experience in giving speeches and learned about body language and in Politics, I’ve been able to talk about my ideas with people with similar interests.”
Alongside his studies at The Sixth Form, Adam volunteers at HAFWAY (Halliwell Action For Working Alongside Youth) project (https://www.hafway.org/).
Voting will be open for young people in Bolton between Monday 29 January and Monday 4 March. We wish Adam the best of luck in the elections.