Wick High School pupil 'delighted' to lead Highland Youth Parliament
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A pupil at Wick High School is hoping to make a difference after being elected to chair the Highland Youth Parliament for the coming year.
Megan Travers will lead the parliament, with Dougal Masterton of Dingwall Academy as its vice-chair.
The pair bring experience of being involved in their local youth forums and groups, Highland Youth Parliament (HYP) and Scottish Youth Parliament, and are each motivated to lead and support young people in the HYP.
Megan said: “I am delighted to have been elected chair for the Highland Youth Parliament.
“I can’t wait to start hearing from voices around Highland, trying to make it better for young people.
“Making a change will be my number one priority during my term and I am so excited to get to work.”
The HYP is the elected parliament for young people in the Highlands with over 100 elected members via schools and youth forums across the area. It is a key means for young people in the Highlands to have a voice and engage in decision-making processes that affect their lives.
The young leaders will be supported by High Life Highland’s youth development team.
Dougal, who is also a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, added: “I’m really pleased and excited to have been elected vice-chair of HYP.
“I’m looking forward to working with other young people and pushing for change on issues that affect us, such as accessibility, education and mental health.
“A big priority for me is to work with Highland Council to give the vote back to the Highland youth convener on the education committee.”