Cameron Quinn makes it a hat-trick of mayors for STM

by Mr Watson

On Friday 17th February, Cameron Quinn, one of our Year 9 students, was announced as the new Young Mayor of North Tyneside. 

We are delighted that Cameron has been elected.  We know how passionate Cameron is about improving the lives of young people in North Tyneside and are excited to see what he can achieve in the coming year.  In taking on this role Cameron follows in the able footsteps of the last two Young Mayors of North Tyneside, Max Godfrey and Suzie McKenzie, both also St Thomas More students.

Cameron has great plans for his mayoral term. ‘I hope I can make a profound difference in North Tyneside and I hope to live up to the expectations set by other young people. I’ve always said that I would be a young mayor who stands and acts in the best interests of young people – this is still the case.’

In particular, Cameron has plans to promote ‘the introduction of allotments in schools and encouraging the reduction of food waste’, as well as supporting ‘the roll out of mental health resources across schools and the development of peer support groups and peer mentoring.’

At St Thomas More, we really value involvement by our students in local democracy, whether that’s through our own Student Council, North Tyneside Youth Council, campaigns run by ‘Tyne & Wear Citizens’ or through the Young Mayor and Youth Parliament.

While it’s one thing educating young people about democracy, it is when students take it upon themselves to get involved, as Cameron has done, that they bring it to life for the whole of the student body.

Cameron Quinn (left), with previous mayors Suzie McKenzie (2020-2022) and Max Godfrey (2022-2023)