Students give evidence to Assembly committee
Students from Coleg Llandrillo in Rhos-on-Sea have given evidence to an important committee of Assembly Members.
The students appeared before the Assembly’s Petitions Committee earlier this week to present their case for free bus passes for students. Their committee appearance follows a six month campaign for free bus travel for students under 25 and in full time education.
The campaign began In January, when the students presented a petition to Clwyd West AM Darren Millar during a visit to Coleg Llandrillo.
Darren Millar said:
"It is excellent to see young people engaging in the democratic process and I am proud of the effective way the students presented themselves - they were terrific ambassadors for the college.
"They did a great job of presenting their case to the Petitions Committee and they clearly put a great deal of hard-work into preparing for the meeting.
"There is a strong case for extending the free bus pass scheme to include students and I am hopeful that the Welsh Government will give the proposal the attention it deserves."
The Petitions Committee decided to refer the proposal to the Education Minister.
Photograph shows Darren Millar AM with students of Coleg Llandrillo (left to right) Jenny Taylor, Poppy Thomas, Kayleigh Stone, Richard Williams and Mumtaz Ahmed-Rana (at back) also of Coleg Llandrillo.