Teenagers in talks to help beat the bullies

Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton with Georgia Wren (left) and Aysha Ahmed (right), two of Doncaster's MYPs.

Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton with Georgia Wren (left) and Aysha Ahmed (right), two of Doncaster's MYPs.

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Two Doncaster teenagers had a meeting with MP Rosie Winterton to get her support for a campaign to stamp out bullying.

The Members of the Youth Parliament, Georgia Wren and Aysha Ahmed, met Ms Winterton to help raise awareness of the project they are involved in called the Doncaster Children and Young Peoples’ Charter Mark, which was launched earlier this month.

It uses a medal system to rate a school’s progress in combating bullying.

Ms Winterton gave her backing to the scheme.

She said: “The welfare of young people is one of my top priorities.

“The Charter Mark has been developed by young people, for young people, to support and promote anti-bullying measures.

“It is an excellent example of how children and young people are being involved in decision-making in Doncaster.”

Both the girls are involved with the UK Youth Parliament, which is made up of around 600 members. They are all aged between 11 and 18.

MYPs represent constituencies in the same way as regular MPs in the House of Commons.

They meet regularly to hold debates and plan campaigns at venues up and down the country, including the House of Commons.