Bohunt students beat local schools to win Youth Council competition
On Tuesday 15 November, a team of Bohunt School Student Voice representatives competed in the East Hampshire Youth Council Campaign Competition. They were up against some stiff competition from other schools in East Hampshire including TPS, Eggars, Mill Chase and Horndean Technology College.
The team of Bohunt students were asked to design and present a campaign arguing against cuts being made to local youth services. They were given just one hour to work together and devise the best presentation they could. Their role play outlining the consequences of such cuts sent a strong message to the panel of judges.
After a tense wait the judges returned with their decision. Their campaign was judged by a panel of local Councillors ‘Dragon’s Den’ style to be the winner of the competition.
Neil Strowger, Headteacher of Bohunt said:
“Confidence and leadership are so important to young people today, which is why we have numerous schemes in school to promote the development of those personal qualities: Sports, Dance and Modern Foreign Language Leaders awards, a Student Voice Panel, a student leadership team and a public speaking club amongst others. It is great to see one of these groups showing that they can take the skills they are developing and use them to compete at such a high level.”
A huge well done to Sam Tellyn (year 7), Jack Titley (year 7), Ellie Henry (year 8), Michael Davis (year 9), Helen Leary (year 10) and Owen Couling (year 11) on a fantastic win for Bohunt’s Student Voice. We look forward to going back next year to defend our title.