Welsh Youth Parliament holds virtual meeting with ministers

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Members of the Welsh Youth Parliament held a virtual meeting with the First Minister and Education Minister, Kirsty Williams (Lib Dem, Brecon & Radnor) last week.

The issues raised included excessive schoolwork, support for mental health and excessive use of screens.

Responding to concerns on screen time and schoolwork, the Education Minister said individuals had a personal responsibility to limit their screen time but stressed the importance of outdoor exercise for wellbeing.

The First Minister was keen to listen to their views, saying: “Your experience will be unique, nobody else will have gone through what you are going through at the stage in life you are at. Just putting a bit of thought and effort into collecting those things. We don’t want it to be forgotten when it’s all over.”