Teenager in great debate

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SHEFFIELD teenager Amaka Uchegbu joined a great debate in the House of Commons during a meeting of the UK Youth Parliament.

The 18-year-old, who represents West Sheffield, supported a campaign for a youth-led overhaul of the national curriculum for 2013.

The shake-up would include instruction on politics, sex and relationships education, cultural awareness, community cohesion, finance skills and sustainable living. 
Amaka said her primary concern was improving young people’s political understanding.

“To be able to vote, we need to have an awareness of what goes on at the House of Commons or how the laws are made, because it affects everyone,” she added.

The issue received 154 of the 295 votes cast.