Pupils from Hailsham, Willingdon and Polegate took part in a youth conference to discuss issues which matter to them.
The Inspire! Youth Conference brought together 130 young people to find out about groups, campaigns and activities they and their peers are involved in.
The East Sussex County Council-run event, held in Eastbourne, was organised by a group of 12 young people.
It was co-compered by Jack Foley, from Polegate.
Jack, a Willingdon Community School pupil, said: “I really enjoyed hosting the conference.”