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Students from schools and colleges in North Wales have been learning all about government in Wales, the United Kingdom and Europe at the Welsh Government’s office in Llandudno Junction.

The students from Yale College in Wrexham, Coleg Menai in Bangor and Conwy’s Ysgol Aberconwy took the opportunity to take part in four workshops looking at how government and politics works on a national and European level. The event is offered to complement the Wales, Europe and the World module of the Welsh Baccalaureate.

During the event, staff from the National Assembly for Wales’s Education Service, Welsh Government officials and invited speakers from the UK Parliament and the Wales European Funding Office outlined the role of various political structures in Wales, the UK and Europe.

The event also gave students to take part in a range of activities to support their studies including the opportunity to debate issues and decide what they would do if they were in power.

This is the second time that the event has taken place at the Welsh Government’s office in Llandudno Junction.

Education Minister Leighton Andrews said “This event has offered young people the important opportunity of learning about how government and politics in Wales, the UK and Europe affects their lives.

“The Welsh Baccalaureate course encourages students to develop their skills and get the appropriate tools and knowledge to make a valuable contribution to our society.

“It’s vital that young people are encouraged to debate and engage in the democratic process and I’m delighted that they’ve been able to do this at the Welsh Government’s office in Llandudno Junction.”

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