Ballot of 978,000 young people prioritises ‘a curriculum for life’ as a UK Youth Parliament campaigning issue

More young people than ever have voted this year to decide on UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) campaigning priorities and we are delighted that from over 978,000 votes a ‘curriculum for life’  – including comprehensive PSHE education – was the most popular topic. The UKYP will now hold a debate in the House of Commons on Friday 11 November on whether to make this or other popular topics their main campaign priority for the year ahead.

PSHE Association Chief Executive Jonathan Baggaley said:

“The UK Youth Parliament has had a ‘curriculum for life’ as a campaign priority in recent years and this year’s vote suggests a continued and growing demand from young people for comprehensive PSHE education which delivers the knowledge, skills and attributes to stay safe, healthy and to succeed in Iife. The UKYP vote is just the latest sign of growing momentum behind this demand and the PSHE Association will continue to call on the government to make PSHE education statutory in response to such strong support from young people, parents, schools and over 100 leading organisations for this change."

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