- Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA and the Political and Legal Educators Association of WA partner to present inaugural Youth Politics Hackathon
- High school students focus developing solutions to civics and citizenship issues
Seventy-two civics and citizenship students from across Perth participated in the inaugural Youth Politics Hackathon today.
The Year 10 students from 10 metropolitan high schools and one country school bounced their ideas off one another during the event to develop a range of suitable policy solutions to the issues they deemed most important to Western Australia's young people.
They presented their solutions to a panel made up of Youth Minister Peter Tinley and business sector representatives.
The Hackathon - an initiative designed to develop knowledge and an understanding of civics and citizenship in a democratic society - was jointly presented by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA and the Political and Legal Educators Association of WA.
Comments attributed to Youth Minister Peter Tinley:
"I congratulate the organisers for hosting such a thought-provoking event for young people. The innovative approach taken by participants in developing policy responses to some of the most pressing social issues faced by young people is truly amazing.
"It is wonderful to see young people so passionate about issues, so keen to share their ideas and so eager to create positive change."
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Schools participating in the Youth Politics Hackathon
- Aranmore Catholic College
- John XXIII College
- Kennedy Baptist College
- Manjimup Senior High School
- Morley Senior High School
- St Mary's Anglican Girls' School
- Southern River College
- Perth College
- Peter Moyes Anglican Community School
- Warwick Senior High School
- Wesley College