We are delighted to announce that Daisy, Year 10 student from Todmorden High School has been elected as the Deputy Member of Youth Parliament for Calderdale.
Daisy has been campaigning since January and she stood against five other candidates from the Calder Valley. We are delighted that for the first time in recent history, a student from Todmorden High school will represent the Calder Valley both locally and nationally. Daisy said “I couldn’t believe that I had secured enough votes to be appointed as the Deputy Member of Youth Parliament for Calderdale. I am really happy that I will now be able to put my campaign into action and really make a difference for the young people of Calderdale and to be a voice for Todmorden’s young people, both locally and nationally”.
Daisy’s campaign is focussed around creating a level playing field for all young people no matter of their race, religion, socio-economic background, gender or sexuality. Daisy wants to make sure that all young people have the access to the same opportunities such as music lessons, dance lessons or any other paid extra-curricular activities; she wants to make a change in schools so that the sports they do in PE isn’t determined by gender; she wants to make sure that all schools give students the freedom to wear the uniform that they choose and for this not to be dictated by gender.
Todmorden High School is very proud that Daisy has been elected, Assistant Headteacher Emily Rawlinson said “The School’s vision is that every student has the potential to become leaders of the future. We have worked hard to provide more and more student leadership opportunities to empower our students and ensure they are at the heart of everything that we do. We are very proud of the way in which Daisy has worked independently and proactively to secure this role and we are very excited to see her campaign become a reality”.