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Pupils discuss leaving the European Union

Politics / Wed 21st Oct 2015 at 01:07pm

Epping EuropePUPILS representing schools in the Epping Forest district voted overwhelmingly for the UK to remain in the EU in a lively debate at the annual youth conference on Friday 9 October 2015.

This conference is of the opinion that the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union

75% said Yes
25% said No

The youth conference was hosted by the Epping Forest Youth Council (EFYC) with Youth Councillor Matthew Tinker chairing the debate and Youth Councillor Doncho Atanassov speaking for the UK to remain in the EU and Youth Councillor Tom Bromwich speaking for the UK to leave the EU.

The day started with speeches from vice-chairman Jeane Lea, Leisure Portfolio Holder Councillor Helen Kane and Chief Executive Glen Chipp. Pupils spent the morning in workshops preparing them for the debate learning new skills in public speaking, debating and campaigning.

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