Students learned about the work of the Assembly, how the voting system works and how young people can strengthen their voice by registering to vote as soon as they turn 16.
University tuition fees and the cost of public transport were key concerns for many of the students who took part in the workshop. There was also recognition that politicians would do more for young people if they became more engaged with the political process.
Overall turnout at the 2011 election was only 42%, with those in the 18-25 age group far less likely to vote than the rest of the electorate.
“If I don’t vote and I’m upset at the result, it is basically my own fault for not contributing to the election,” said Maesydderwen pupil, Leandra Craine.
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