Young People Are Making Themselves Heard

PUBLISHED: 11:15 14 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:20 04 May 2010

Kirsty and Kira from Stretham Primary School

Kirsty and Kira from Stretham Primary School

YOUNG people from across Cambridgeshire headed to The Maltings in Ely for a traditional children s tea party. The event was held to celebrate the launch of get-involved.org.uk, a website designed, run and maintained by four Kids Aloud groups of children w

YOUNG people from across Cambridgeshire headed to The Maltings in Ely for a traditional children's tea party.

The event was held to celebrate the launch of get-involved.org.uk, a website designed, run and maintained by four Kids Aloud groups of children who are aged between five and 11.

Kids Aloud was set up in January by Cambridgeshire County Council to encourage young people to have their say and feed their views back to decision-makers at Shire Hall. A questionnaire set up on the website has already received more than 200 responses on subjects as diverse as road safety, playing, schools, bullying, disabilities and transport.

A short play was performed on the day, which was based on the findings of the questionnaire, and children presented guests Mark Lloyd (chief executive of the county council) Jill Tuck (cabinet member for Young People's Services), Tony Orgee (county council chairman) and Ely mayor Ron Bradney with their findings. INFO: To get involved, contact Poppy Webber on 01223 718086.

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