Day 2 of #SYP64
Written by Sharroz Hussain:
The day started out with myself and my fellow MSYP Ross Hutton meeting at 7.00am to arrive in Edinburgh for Day 2 of the SYP National Sitting! Day 1 was a wonderful experience as we got to debate member’s motions in the Scottish Parliament’s debating chambers. The second day did not provide us with the same privilege of debating in the chamber, however that did not do too much to take away from the wonderful contributions that were made by myself and my fellow MSYPS.
The Saturday consisted of a series of workshops, the first one of the day was run by UNICEF and focused on children and young people’s rights. This workshop was very informative even though it was only an hour. The next workshop we had was with our respective committees. My fellow MSYPS from Dundee went to their committee of Jobs and Economy whilst I went to my Justice Committee. The meeting with my committee went very well, lots of great ideas were put forward from better relations with the police and community to getting rid of ‘mosquito’ devices. I felt that the committee was very productive and everyone in the committee was passionate about justice in Scotland.
It was truly a remarkable experience to be in the Scottish Parliament with MSYPs from all over Scotland, with everyone having a wide array of views and opinions that were allowed to be expressed openly. Events like this really make me appreciate the rights that we the young people have in a progressive nation like Scotland and encourages me even more to get working on the SYP national campaign of introducing the UNCRC into Scots Law and to further raise awareness about the rights every young person has not just in Scotland but all over the world.