Welsh Youth Parliament Member and young carer Oliver Davies, spent a very busy day being ‘educated outside of school’ whilst working alongside Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies at the National Assembly for Wales.
Taking time from his caring responsibilities, Oliver eagerly took advantage of an opportunity to work with the Ogmore AM to gain valuable work experience and to understand more about how the Assembly itself works.
Already an active parliamentarian, Oliver has previously participated in Assembly committees and taken part in national TV interviews.
A very full itinerary for his day at the Senedd saw Oliver meeting with his own constituency AM Carwyn Jones; attending a Cross Party Group on Children and Young People; viewing First Minister’s Questions during Plenary; providing crucial feedback to a representative for the Welsh Government Minister for Education about carers in schools and colleges; meeting with Health Minister Vaughan Gethin – all whilst observing and assisting Ogmore AM Huw Irranca-Davies.
An extremely busy day guided and encouraged by Mr Irranca-Davies who praised Oliver’s work saying: “It was a pleasure to welcome Oliver to spend the day with me at the Assembly. I had met Oliver previously and was immediately impressed with his enthusiasm despite the daily challenges he faces as a carer – a possible budding future First Minister.
It’s always good to offer opportunities for carers and youngsters from diverse backgrounds, who may otherwise not get the chances others take for granted. A big thank you to Carer’s Trust Wales, partner organisation of the Youth Assembly and also my colleagues for including Oliver in their working day whilst taking on board his valuable contributions.”