I heard some brilliant speeches and loved the atmosphere of positive energy and happiness.

I took part in a panel debate in the afternoon, which was sparky and challenging, with some thought-provoking questions from the young people present.

I have had some lovely messages from the young people who attended, which mean a lot.

Thanks to George Downs, MYP for East Devon for inviting me!

Photograph:  The Panel – l to r – Gill Millar, Regional Youth Work Adviser at the South West Regional Youth Work Unit, Tessa Munt MP, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for the Wells constituency, William Dartmouth, UKIP MEP for the SW, chair, Jess Elms (UK youth parliament), me and Dr Peter Avery, retired Principal of Richard Huish Sixth Form College in Taunton and Chair of Learning South West.