Youth of Winchester Quiz Night
Teams comprised of local students, Councillors, prospective MPs, and Council Officers went head-to-head against each other at last week’s Youth of Winchester Quiz Night at the Guildhall.
More than 60 young people from secondary schools across Winchester took part in the event. It was aimed at helping young people to engage more with local democracy by spending time with those who help to influence and make decisions for the District.
Teams competed by attempting rounds of questions designed to test both general knowledge and knowledge of the Winchester District. Despite a tightly fought contest, the quiz was eventually won by a team comprised of students from Swanmore Secondary School and Winchester City Council’s Chief Executive, Simon Eden.
Cllr John Cooper, Portfolio Holder for Communities and Deputy Leader of the City Council, took part in the event along with several other City Councillors. He said: “This event, together with the continuing success of the Winchester Youth Council, shows that there are plenty of young people in Winchester who take a keen interest in local democracy. The quiz night provided an excellent opportunity for young people and local decision makers to learn more about each other by working together in teams and having fun in an informal setting. ”
Youth of Winchester (YOW) is the District Youth Council which meets once a month to give a voice to issues effecting young people. It aims to get more young people involved with local democracy and to help improve the image of young people across the District. YOW is supported by both Winchester City Council and Hampshire County Council.
If you would like to find out more about the Youth of Winchester, please contact SarahKate Abercrombie, Community Wellbeing Officer at Winchester City Council, on firstname.lastname@example.org.