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Children and young people take over the Council

About 70 children from Camden primary and secondary schools 'took over' the Council on Friday, 29 November 2019, as part of the annual Takeover Challenge event.

The pupils, aged 8 to 14, were at the Crowndale Centre all day, from 9am until 3.30pm, where they worked with Council officers and other local professionals to prepare presentations on four key topics:

  • Climate change
  • Feeling safe
  • Healthy weight
  • Mental health.

The children and young people moved to the Council Chamber in the afternoon, when they presented their findings and ideas to the other pupils, their teachers, senior Council officers, Councillors and the Mayor of Camden.

The event, which gives children a valuable insight into decision-making and the world of work, is organised locally by Camden Council, Camden Learning and other local partners.