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Young people have their say on the Road Traffic Bill

At its meeting last week, the Environment Committee heard the results of research into the views of young people on the Road Traffic Bill. The Committee Chair, Anna Lo, said that it was ‘very useful to hear what young people have to say’.

The proposed new legislation will change the rules governing how young people learn to drive. The Assembly’s Research and Education teams developed an online survey of young people and spoke to 2 school groups to see what young people thought about the proposals.

Let's Talk - New events scheduled!

As well as the events taking place in the Foyle constituency and the Antrim & East Londonderry areas, the Northern Ireland Assembly Education Service is hosting two additional Let’s Talk conferences in the near future. We are currently taking bookings for the following events; act now if you want to be involved:

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UK Parliament Speaker's School Council Awards


Run by Parliament’s Education Service on behalf of the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Speaker’s School Council Awards is an annual competition that celebrates excellence in school councils.

It's easy to enter. Just tell us about the difference you made in your school or community. The size of your project doesn’t matter. It could be anything from increasing the number of recycling bins in your school to campaigning to save local wildlife.

Every infant, primary, secondary and special school in the UK is eligible to enter.

Road Traffic Bill Survey Deadline Extended

There is still time to do the Environment Committee’s survey about planned changes to the way young people learn to drive. The deadline has been extended to this Friday 28th November.

This is your chance to have your say on an important issue! Over 500 young people have already completed the survey.

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What age do you think you should be able to vote?

How do you communicate?

NI Assembly Christmas Card Verse Competition

Calling all Year 8, 9 & 10 pupils!

The Northern Ireland Assembly is holding a competition for a short (no more than 70 words) verse to go inside the 2014 NI Assembly Christmas Card.

If you'd like to enter, speak to your school's Head of English as they have been sent full details of the competition.

All entries must be received before Friday 24th October 2014.


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