Young people to choose their own future in Camden
By JulieGK | Monday, February 11, 2013, 21:10
An online competition linking young people with decision makers has been launched in secondary schools and youth centres across Camden.
Camdenville is a web-based competition where teams of young people imagine their own future for Camden, responding to a series of 'real-life' scenarios.
Topics that young people will consider include employment, education, health, crime and safety, the environment and equality.
Camdenville connects with aspects of citizenship which is already taught in schools, such as critical thinking and enquiry, local government and democracy.
Teams' answers will be judged by a panel and prizes awarded at a special event to be held at the town hall. The feedback from young people will be considered by the Council and they might just see their ideas come to life.
Councillor Nasim Ali Cabinet member for young people, said: "Young people may sometimes feel their opinion on big issues doesn't count but that's just not true. We want to include young people in our decision making and so have created Camdenville to give a voice to all young people.
"Having a say and knowing about the big issues doesn't have to be boring – through Camdenville we hope to empower young people to have a say in a fun way in how we run their borough."