A PARK Hall Academy student has been elected as the new member of the UK Youth Parliament for Solihull.
Exemplary pupil Bradley Smith was officially handed the title at a celebration event held at the Civic Suite in Solihull on February 26.
Bradley - who will now represent Solihull and Park Hall Academy on the Solihull Youth Council, the West Midlands Youth Council and on the United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP) - was
presented with a certificate by The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Hawkins.
Park Hall Academy was also awarded a trophy for the school with the most democratic participation, which awards the school with the most number of students voting in the UKYP elections.
Nikita Basra from Solihull School was also elected as a member of The UK Youth Parliament for Solihull and Arden Academy student Alex Jenner and Khazim Mahmood from Alderbrook School were elected as deputy members of the UK Youth Parliament.
Bradley and Nikita will now attend the Annual Sitting of the UK Youth Parliament in June, where they will contribute to national debates and be involved in high level policy decisions.
Bradley and Nikita will also attend a debate at the House of Commons on the top issues affecting young people, which will be chaired by the Speaker John Bercow and shown on the Parliament channel.
Vice Principal Lesley Browne said: "This really is an outstanding achievement and we would like to congratulate Bradley and Nikita on their election success."