Youth council to test law

Council members, Robbie Columbus 17 and Jonathan Cash 17
Council members, Robbie Columbus 17 and Jonathan Cash 17

When did Justin Bieber go to jail? How old do you need to be to vote?

If you can answer these questions, or think you know someone who can, get together a team for the Marlborough Youth Council quiz night.

Community Law Marlborough will help the council members write the questions which will test the contestants' knowledge of the law while raising money for Marlborough youth.

Organiser Jonathan Cash said everyone was welcome.

Teams of four pay $5 to enter, and the entry fees go into a pot which the winning team gets to donate to the youth organisation of their choice.

"We hope the evening will be fun for everyone, but also educate everyone a little more on law," Jonathan said.

He also hoped to generate a bit of competition between the youth and adults on the night, he said.

The council wants to have sponsored prizes as spot prizes as well as wine for sale for the adults.

"We would really appreciate any donation of prizes and wine to help raise more funds on the night," he said.

Entry forms are available from the Marlborough Boys' and Marlborough Girls' Colleges and Community Law Marlborough offices on Market St in Blenheim. Or you can email to ask for an entry form to be emailed to you.

The Marlborough Youth Council includes representatives from all the Marlborough colleges, the Community College and Business Management School. It was set up in 2000.

"Our goal is to give the youth a voice and represent them at council," Jonathan said. "Community issues affect us as well and we want to change the view people have of the youth in Marlborough - we do care and want to be a part of the community."

The quiz night will be held at Marlborough Boys' College hall on May 18 at 7.30pm. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

The Marlborough Express