'Pupils need a curriculum for life'

First published in Countywide

YOUNG ‘MPs’ backed a motion calling for a “curriculum for life” in Britain’s schools.

Holly Laverick, 17, from Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, Harry Haslam, 18, formerly a pupil at Wallingford School and Naiha Masih, 17, from Matthew Arnold School, Cumnor Hill, represented Oxfordshire in a Youth Parliament debate at the House of Commons.

The winning motion concluded that education should be ‘a curriculum for life’, incorporating wider life skills including political knowledge, better education on sex and relationships and improved cultural awareness.

Naiha said: “There was a massive long list of possible debates and I think people found it really hard because they only had one vote, but in the end the final five I think were accurate in reflecting how the young people of Oxford felt.”

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