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16 October 2012
Lights, Camera, Parliament!
Lights, Camera, Parliament! asks students to answer the question ‘what law would you make?’ in a three minute film, giving young people a creative platform to voice what is important to them.
This year the competition is open to a wider range of ages than ever before with two age categories to enter – Primary (7-11) and Secondary (12-16). Previous entrants have proposed a wide range of legislation including compulsory first aid training for all, banning air-brushing and raising the minimum age of voting to 16. Finalists will have their films screened in Parliament at a special awards day. Winning teams will receive the Lights, Camera, Parliament! trophy, offered for the first time this year, and will be supported in their future projects by receiving film making equipment for themselves and their school. Some schools are using the project as theme for their Citizenship Day activity as the resource pack helps teachers make a film in just one day. The deadline for submission is Midday on 18th February 2013. More information can be found at our partner website which hosts the films: www.makewav.es/lcp
House of Lords Animations
This suite of online resources, ideal for key stage 4 and 5 students, explores the House of Lords through fast-moving animations, opportunities for open debate and the chance to try out activities based on the work of the House of Lords. The resources aim to pose questions as well as answer them, and offer young people the information and guidance to discover the House of Lords as it is today, how it was in the past and how it may develop in the future. The films and activities are suitable for a range of subjects from Citizenship and History to Politics & Government and support development of critical thinking, public speaking and political literacy skills among others. Animations, films and resources can be found here: www.parliament.uk/lords-resource