Rebecca Cutts

Member of Youth Parliament
Worksop, United Kingdom

About Rebecca

Bio

I am a young person who is currently trying to find her feet in life. Whilst juggling school life with caring for my disabled brothers I am also involved in many aspects of the community. As a member of the UK Youth Parliament I play a vital role in getting the voices of young people in my constituency heard by people who can make a difference. I also campaign for change in the area on the behalf of the young people 11-19 I represent. I am still working things out for myself so any advice people could give would be gratefully recieved.

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Young People , Campaigning, Organising events, Young Carers, schools

An idea worth spreading

All people have ideas, thoughts and opinions, and all can make a difference. This includes teenagers. Whilst the media and certain members of the older generation have us all pegged down as trouble makers over 80% of young people in the UK regularly give back to their communities in ways that many adults could not imagine. Give them a chance and they can offer a lot more than you think. New attitudes, fresh perspectives and unwavering dedication to anyone willing to give them the opportunities they need. Remember - you were once young too.

I'm passionate about

Making a difference, learning new things and speaking out on the behalf of people who do not have a voice.

Talk to me about

Absolutely anything! You will find a fresh perspective through young pair of eyes.

People don't know I'm good at

I can't really say as I am still trying to work it out myself!

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Rebecca Cutts
Posted almost 4 years ago
Should kids have longer school days?
Here in the UK once you enter full-time education at around 5 or 6 you spend six hours a day in school, five days a week, not including homework. Even here you only start recieving a good education once you reach about 13, and depending upon which school you go to you may not recieve it then. The only ways to get a good education are to pay extremely high fees for a private school or to do it yourself.
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Rebecca Cutts
Posted almost 4 years ago
Should kids have longer school days?
The main problem does not currently seem to be the length of the education provided, but the abhorent lack of quality in today's education systems. I do not think that an lots of poor quality education would provide anywhere near the same level of knowledge and skill as a little high uality education would.
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Rebecca Cutts
Posted almost 4 years ago
What can be done to get the most out of one's schooling? What would you change about your education experience?
What should change in schools? -Stop treating children as though they are stupid -Stop offering all students exactly the same education - consider their abilities and interests instead -Stop teaching students skills and knowledge that they will never need and start giving them useful skills And most importantly -Stop telling schools what they have to teach and leave it up to them and their students!
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Rebecca Cutts
Posted almost 4 years ago
Should CPR be taught in public schools?
It isn't just America though. I live in England. Students in England are treated as though they are dumb until they reach at least the last year of primary, if not longer. There isn't adequate provision for gifted students either and student councils are only a tick-box exercise. I was regularly told that I was wrong as a primary student, even to the point where I was told that prime numbers were NOT numbers that could only be divided by themselves and one. I have hated school my whole life. Thankfully I only have two years left of it. I apologise for the rant but it had to be said.
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Rebecca Cutts
Posted almost 4 years ago
Should CPR be taught in public schools?
You don't just need to be taught CPR. All first aid should be taught in schools, from how to deal with people who are choking to bleeding wounds to how to treat heart attacks. It is all knowledge that you may need one day. I say this as a 16 year old advanced first aider who has been learning since the age of 12.