VocalEyes reached a significant milestone on Friday April 27, 2018. A training event for Participatory Democracy Champions from 10 secondary schools in the City of Cardiff took place in the grandeur of Cardiff City Hall. We welcomed almost 60 young people and their teachers on the day.
Preparations for the day had gone into high gear the day before when Pete (VocalEyes) and Sue (Dialogue Exchange) worked with the Student Participatory Democracy Group in Cathays. Supported by a member of Cathays’ Senior Management team, Leslie Hitchens, and Lee Patterson, who spearheads Cardiff’s journey to become a Child Friendly City, the young people planned the event. Cathays High School is the pilot secondary school for the project and their Participatory Democracy Student Group had already trained pupils in Cathays to use the platform.