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Youth Forum at Hay festival, 15/06/12 [W]

Members of Powys Youth Forum delivered a sell out workshop at Hay festival this year.

The workshop, for teens by teens, was run by by the youth forum and UK Youth. It looked at issues affecting young people and gave those arttending tips and tools on how to get their voices heard and how to make change happen through projects and events.

Issues that came up in the workshops included school conditions, substance misuse and school policies against discrimination. Feedback following the event was very positive.

In the evening the Youth Forum also attended a panel debate on how to support young people in society, chaired by newsreader Martyn Lewis. Digital technology was discussed in this session as a method of breaking down barriers between the old and young.

For more information on the Youth forum visit www.cypp.powys.gov.uk/youthforum