Four Year 10 students from Blackburn Central High School have been working on a young people’s peace charter for Blackburn with Darwen council.
Students from schools across the borough formed a working party to create a charter which covers equality, diversity, safety and support for young people. The students’ work has been of a consistently high standard, with each school taking turns to host the workshop.
The finished peace charter will include a mission statement, expectations and pledges by the students, which will be used by Blackburn with Darwen council in supporting young people and their needs.
The peace charter project has been so successful that it has caught the attention of Her Majesty’s Government. The students have been invited to the Houses of Parliament to share their thoughts and ideas, with the view of it becoming national legislation.
Mr Braithwaite, Deputy Head at Blackburn Central High School, said of the Peace Charter “The work and commitment shown by our students has been of a consistently high standard. They have shown such high levels of empathy and maturity and have over reached our expectations with their input, which has been clear and concise throughout. We are all excited by the prospect of them going to London, they have worked hard, and it’s wonderful they are getting recognition from such a high office”.