A Pool Academy student nominated for Youth Parliament has promised to help campaign for better young people’s mental health services if selected.
Eve Fouracre, Year 10, has been perfecting her manifesto since she was put forward to become a Youth Parliament member (MYP). It has now been filmed and will soon be shown to schools across West Cornwall.
She is up against three other students in the area and hopes her manifesto will help her chances of being selected.
Eve believes her cause is an important one for people of her age.
She said: “I am excited about this. I do know a little about politics.
“At the moment I am campaigning to be selected and I have sent out a manifesto which will get shown in schools across West Cornwall.
“There are four of us competing. I am campaigning for better mental health services in West Cornwall for people under the age of 18. I think it is very important that people can get the help that they need.
“This is the first time I have done anything like this. I think it could be a great experience.
“I think I am good at putting my point across.
“People can vote for me after they have seen my video in schools.”
Eve’s friend said: “I am proud of Eve and I think she will do a good job.”
Eve hopes she will be able to learn more about politics if she is given the opportunity to stand as an MYP.
She was first told about the Youth Parliament during a Student Leadership Team meeting at Pool Academy.
She hopes the opportunity could see her going to the Houses of Parliament in London and meeting MPs there.
To be a member of Youth Parliament people need to be aged between 11 and 18 years old.