YAG wasn’t what I expected. I thought it would be similar to a Sixth Form, college routine where we have to meet up on a regular basis and do boring stuff. But there is so much more to what is sounds like.
I really liked the flexibility with sessions, because that way most people could attend the sessions during school term, and during exam period YAG would always prioritise our education first and work round those periods.
I feel like I have improved more than I have gained. I would say I have for sure improved my ability to share ideas and contribute more in group discussions. This has also helped me to become more confident in my lessons at Six Form.
Bethanie, Youth Advisor
Before I came to the Youth Advisory Group I wasn’t really confident with myself, so I didn’t like being with groups of people; but after I joined I’ve improved my confidence and have made friends.
The friendly atmosphere made me feel like I was an important part of a group. Other skills I’ve gained are team-working skills, communication skills, and how to solve problems.
Davina, Youth Advisor