Drugs and alcohol misuse, homophobic bullying and stop and search were all on the agenda as young people from Slough visited the Houses of Parliament to present campaign videos they had created to Fiona Mactaggart, MP for Slough.
Over the summer the young volunteers, all aged between 16-25 years, from Youth Parliament and youth voice groups in the area, joined forces to create three separate campaign films, tackling LGBT prejudice, Stop and Search – Know Your Rights and raising awareness of the vicious cycle of degradation that drug and alcohol misuse can cause.
The videos were created with the help of Slough Borough Council’s Young people’s Service and national charity Fixers and funded by Heathrow Community Fund.
Fiona commented, “It was a pleasure to invite these young people to Parliament. The videos they created focus on important issues in the lives of young people today. I was glad to have an opportunity to discuss the topics in depth with the young film-makers and we also talked about how they could use their short films to start similar debates with other young people, helping them to deal with these issues.”