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Do you worry that decisions made now in the council chambers will affect you for decades to come? Mr Steve Double, Mayor of St Austell, fully recognises this. St Austell Youth Council has been in his imagination for several years. After becoming mayor, Mr Double knew this would be one of his first actions. He compiled a group of 13 top students to do this. These students are democratic, political and diplomatic; they don't just change what happens in schools, they suggest and carry out changes around St Austell.
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St Austell Youth Council has been given £2000 from St Austell Council's budget with one task to complete 'to prepare St Austell for summer'!
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One of our on-going projects at the moment is 'Create a mural in shop windows scheme' where lively and colourful giant artwork goes into the windows of empty shops in the town. This is because many shops are currently vacant in town giving a dull, ghostly and lifeless feel about the place. If you can suggest the ideal empty shop in town, please place a suggestion in our 'suggestions box' in the school library.
Another project that is being looked into by Sara Gwilliams, St Austell Town Clerk is an outdoor cinema festival. This will be a one-day event held during the summer holidays. It will be hosted in a location yet to be decided and to show a film also yet to be chosen. There will be refreshments and a small entry fee to get in but it will be ideal for families!
If anyone can suggest a location or a film to watch (that is also appropriate for young ages) please post a comment in our suggestions box at school!
By Ben Bassett Year 9