Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Your Council, Your Call

Sixth-formers at Greenhill School in Tenby and Tasker-Milward School in Haverfordwest have been finding out more about Pembrokeshire County Council in a special one-day conference.

'Your Council, Your Call', gave students the chance to discuss the sort of real-life decisions made every day by local authorities.

The pupils were split into management teams and asked to decide how to spend a £6 million budget for the forthcoming year.

At the end of the day, they gave presentations to their fellow classmates on how they would spend the budget.

Councillor Islwyn Howells, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and the Welsh Language, said the initiative not only develops communication and team skills, but also introduces the role of local government.

"It tells young people about the wide range of services provided by the Authority as well as highlighting career opportunities," he said.

The group which displayed the best teamwork was presented with an award by Councillor Howells, who congratulated them on their work.

The day was organised by Pembrokeshire County Council together with Careers Wales West.


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